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Roy Nelson Unsure If UFC Will Approve Of His TUF Coaches

Roy Nelson, a former winner of The Ultimate Fighter, is working on putting together his coaching staff for the upcoming season of TUF. His opponent on the show, Shane Carwin, recently announced his staff.

Well, “Big Country” is a little concerned with getting approval by the UFC for some of his coaches. Among them is former Strikeforce champion and current Bellator fighter Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal.

“Right now I got Mo Lawal cause he’s a great wrestling coach and he helped me out the last time,” said Nelson, in an interview with “Then I got Jeff Mayweather, James Johnson, those are just the three main ones that I have so far, and then I’m working on Anthony Brown.”

Brown is an instructor out of Las Vegas, while Mayweather is a boxing trainer and brother of Floyd Mayweather, Sr., the father of boxing champion Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

Lawal’s issues come from his release by Zuffa from Strikeforce after a failed drug test and Twitter outburst. Lawal is also signed to TNA’s wrestling organization, and plans on doing both MMA and pro wrestling in the coming months when his suspension is lifted.