As we noted earlier this week, it was reported on The Wrestling Observer Radio show that former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar has expressed interest in a fight with fellow UFC heavyweight Roy “Big Country” Nelson.
According to the report, the UFC intends on offering Lesnar a third fight with rival Frank Mir but that it is Nelson (who recently expressed interest of his own at fighting Lesnar) who is piquing Lesnar’s interest. Apparently, Lesnar sees Nelson as a real challenge and is looking to test himself in his first fight back after losing his title to Cain Velasquez at UFC 121.
Nelson responded on yesterday’s edition of ESPN’s MMA Live, and said he would be up for the challenge.
“I would love to fight Brock,” Nelson said. “He was the longest UFC heavyweight champ, so I think it’s a good opportunity for me.
“It’s either that or [WWE] The Undertaker,” he joked, making reference to Lesnar’s minor confrontation with the WWE star after UFC 124.
The Ultimate Fighter season ten winner was originally scheduled to face Shane Carwin at UFC 125, however Carwin had to withdraw from the fight with a back injury. Nelson feels that a bout with Lesnar is a good match-up for him, despite being much smaller than the former UFC heavyweight champion.
“Skill-wise, I think we match up really well,” said Nelson. “The size stuff is something that will always come up. But as long as you’re 265, I’m okay with it.”
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