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Brendan Schaub Fine With Roy Nelson Rematch, As Long As “Big Country” Beats “Cro Cop”

UFC heavyweight Brendan Schaub recently took part in a question and answer segment for the Denver Post, where he covered a variety of topics ranging from a possible rematch with Roy Nelson, to how he would book a card if he was a matchmaker, and who he might be facing next.

Nelson defeated Schaub in the finals of The Ultimate Fighter to secure the season contract. Schaub was signed quickly to a UFC deal, as well, and won his next four fights before being stopped by Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira last month at UFC 134.

For “The Hybrid,” he would be willing to sign a contract to face “Big Country” if Nelson can get past Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic in October at UFC 137. Schaub knocked out Filipovic earlier this year.

“If he were to beat ‘Cro Cop,’ it would make sense. If he loses that fight, it doesn’t,” Schaub wrote. “That’s a tough fight for Roy. He won’t be able to control ‘Cro Cop’ on the ground. But if he beats him, then yeah, let’s do it. I know people want to see that fight, me and Roy. I hear that all the time. But our fight was six fights ago. That’s a long time. That’s an eternity for a fighter.”

Nelson took to his Twitter account to respond, writing, “I love how fans stir the (expletive) up with passing this on by Brendan Schaub, but if you poke a bear it bound to get mad.”

Schaub said two fights he would book if he had the power to would be Jon Jones vs. Anderson Silva, and Alistair Overeem against Shane Carwin. He also mentioned that he could see himself paired up with someone from Strikeforce or possibly Cheick Kongo for his next fight in the UFC.