Roy Nelson has been sporting a rather large beard the past few years and UFC president Dana White has seen enough of it. The boss wants Nelson to trim the beard ahead of his Daniel Cormier fight, after the former Olympic wrestler made comments.
“I don’t want that nasty thing rubbing on my face either if I was in a fight,” said White. “Who would want that thing laying on their face? Seriously? That long, nasty, ratty looking thing in your mouth, rubbing on your face. It’s ridiculous.”
Nelson had three straight wins before taking a decision defeat to Stipe Miocic. He returns to the Octagon with a new contract.
Cormier came in from Strikeforce and defeated Frank Mir earlier in the year. He’s yet to be defeated.
Pat Healy was recently forced to have his beard trimmed for an upcoming fight.