clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Roy Nelson: I Would Have Stripped Brock Lesnar of His Title

TUF 10 winner Roy Nelson is apparently not a fan of interim title belts or simply UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar.

"All I know is, other fighters have been stripped of the belt," Nelson said Monday on The MMA Hour. "So why can't he follow right along with everybody else?"

When asked to preview the upcoming interim title fight between Shane Carwin and Frank Mir, Nelson for some reason (probably for laughs) threw out there that Lesnar should have fought Carwin.

"Lesnar didn't want to fight him," Nelson said. "So he ducked Carwin; so now Frank gets him."

Of course, Lesnar was out with a career threatening illness. But that didn't stop Nelson from using a pro wrestling reference to say that Lesnar should have taken a step back and be required to fight again to reclaim the belt.

"I would have stripped him of his belt and left (Carwin) to fight for the real championship and not the TV championship."

Nelson fights Stefan Struve next at UFC Fight Night 21 on March 31.

(Editor's Note: The MMA Hour is NSFW and contains some offensive language. Download the audio and video)

.fanhouseButton {margin:2em 0;} .fanhouseButton a:link, .fanhouseButton a:visited, .fanhouseButton a:hover, .fanhouseButton a:active {background-color:#dd2829;color:#FFFFFF;font-size:18px;padding:0.3em 0.6em;text-decoration:none;} .fanhouseButton a:hover {background-color:#000000;}

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the MMA Fighting Daily Roundup newsletter!

A daily roundup of all your fighting news from MMA Fighting