Roy Nelson has no plans to begin dieting anytime soon.
But, that doesn’t mean “Big Country” won’t make other changes that lead him to competing in the light heavyweight division.
Nelson was seen supporting Dan Hardy this past weekend at UFC Live: Hardy vs. Lytle, looking in good shape and a little less heavy around the midsection.
“I’m not slimmer. I’m just buff,” Nelson told Heavy.com. “I don’t want to call it a diet program I’m working on. I think it is more of a lifestyle change, so I’ll call it my new coaching program. Diet is the wrong word because if you look at the first three letters of the word it spells ‘die’ and that’s what it feels like…I’m going to make 205 someday. Mark my words I will at some point be 205 pounds.
“I might be dead, get old and lose some muscle mass or in a car accident where I lose one of my legs but I will hit that weight somewhere along the line. I can guarantee that I will reach that weight but it may come under some drastic circumstances. I like the fact that people are talking about me ‘supposedly’ losing weight because it means that people care about me. That means that people love me and who doesn’t want to feel that from the fans? I will say if I do lose weight then it will be on my terms and from a program that I’m responsible for developing or develop.”
Nelson took a lot of heat from UFC President Dana White after his performance against Frank Mir earlier this year. It was the second straight loss for The Ultimate Fighter Season 10 winner.