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Roy Nelson KOs Cheick Kongo, Calls For Title Shot

Former Ultimate Fighter winner Roy Nelson made a statement Saturday night, landing two big rights and finishing Cheick Kongo at UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen.

Nelson (19-7) has now won three straight and owns six UFC knockout finishes. Of those six victories, five have come inside of the first round.

So, who does “Big Country” want next? That’s easy, either UFC champion Cain Velasquez or Antonio Silva. The two meet next month at UFC 160: Velasquez vs. Silva II.

“I want that gold,” Nelson said. “Whoever wins UFC 160, I want.”

Nelson said of his KO power, “No, you can’t (teach that). I get it all from the fans. They energize me. They set them up, I knock them down.”