Was Saturday night’s UFC 161: Evans vs. Henderson co-main event fight with Stipe Miocic the final one in Roy Nelson’s UFC career? “Big Country” says that depends on company officials.
Nelson, who many believed was on the verge of competing for the UFC heavyweight title, was defeated by Miocic. He took the bout on short notice to help provide a strong name to the Winnipeg debut event.
“That’s really up to the UFC – Lorenzo (Fertitta) and Dana (White),” Nelson said. “I know I’m in the business of fighting, so I fight. If they want m, I’m more than happy to be where I’m wanted.”
Speculation has centered around Nelson following Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and teammate Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal to Bellator MMA. He has also fallen under attack by White for his ideas in the past.
As for the fight with Miocic, Nelson didn’t take anything away from him, saying, “Stipe was just a better man. I have 110-percent on two weeks notice. You gotta do what you’ve gotta do.”