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  1. snakerattle79 is offline

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    Roy Nelson Talks Special Treatment On Kimbo

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    You pretty much spent the last 30 seconds of the first round hitting him with your left hand, with him helpless underneath you; it was a little reminiscent of the James Thompson fight. How surprised were you that the fight wasn't stopped in the first round before the bell?

    Roy Nelson: I was surprised. You could even see me yelling at Herb Dean, "Come on, ref."

    But the thing is, there's a lot of people; there's a lot of money. Kimbo's the only one that I know that had an entourage there; he actually had his family there, his management, while the rest of us kind of had to suffer. The UFC made, we'll say, different concessions for Kimbo. I think he had a media room.

    Kimbo's definitely, I guess we'll say, special. I don't see the specialness fighting-wise, but more for TV-wise. He puts butts in the seats.

    So I think it was more that Herb Dean was afraid to lose his job, because there's a lot of people with a lot of money that can have a lot of influence with his career.
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    Yeah, I saw this posted elsewhere. I'm a bit surprised there hasn't been more uproar about this. I know, and accept, that should he win the whole show his contract would be different, but if he really was allowed access to family, friends and management while there that's ridiculous. If it's true I will lose a lot of respect for Kimbo because all of the crap he said about dealing with the isolation, and away from everyone would be a load of crap. I'd like to hear a statement from the UFC about this.
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    I think Herb was more afraid to stop the fight because Roy's punches were pitty-pat bullshit. Even though Kimbo was doing nothing, he's not being hurt either. With the round coming to an end, better to give him the benefit of the doubt and let them sort it out the next round.
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    http://mma.fanhouse.com/2009/10/01/r...e-on-tuf/#cont


    What did Dana say to you after the fight?

    Roy Nelson: I think he wasn't happy with that fight. I mean, everybody was really mad. Kimbo's whole entourage was there, which was kind of funny since we are all supposed to be isolated, but Kimbo actually had his whole fan base, the whole 305 over there. There's definitely some favoritism already built up there. Whatever. But they simply said to me that I have a better skill set than Kimbo, which I don't know if it's true. I'm just a fat guy. I'm going to go with one of my favorite sponsors, TapouT, [and say] I'm just bad for the sport.

    Did you get the impression that the people working on the show were upset that Kimbo lost?

    Roy Nelson: I'll tell you the executive producer of The Ultimate Fighter was very upset. He doesn't know fighting, he was just like, 'Oh, there goes my cash cow.'

    Back to Kimbo's entourage, how many people were actually there because I didn't notice any extra people around?

    Roy Nelson: Actually, if you go back and actually look at the clips, they are actually behind where Dana, Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta are. There's his entourage screaming 305. I mean, I didn't really get to see it because I was concentrating on the fight, but everybody kind of told me about it, and I was like, 'What?' I think he really did have a media room in the house because there was one door in our bedroom where it was locked all the time.

    Really?

    Roy Nelson: I don't know if he had an iPhone, but he definitely wasn't on the same contract as everybody else.

    Was there any resentment in the house because of this?

    Roy Nelson: No, we just had a list in the house, and we made sure we ordered food on his list because we knew Kimbo would get it.

    Did his entourage come to the house?

    Roy Nelson: Not actually at the house, but the fact that they could even show up was pretty, I guess, ballsy, I would say. It's kind of insulting.

    So it bugged you?

    Roy Nelson: Just that from what you're told and then what you see is totally different, yeah. It's very insulting when you think you have to put your life on hold for six weeks, and it's not really that.
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    ^^^I agree with this. But it is also huge bullshit if they are letting the guy see his family and watch TV etc when they have kicked other people off rather than let them make a phone call.

    Of course if they were interested in training and fights instead of man drama, they would just do that for everyone.
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    [quote=HappyOldGuy;2234030]^^^I agree with this. But it is also huge bullshit if they are letting the guy see his family and watch TV etc when they have kicked other people off rather than let them make a phone call.
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    If it is true it will certainly bring the authenticity of the show into disrepute, not to mention ruffle a few ex contestants feathers......It will be interesting to see a UFC rebuttle on this one.....
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    roy nelson need to slow his roll....the fight was stopped way too early

    and it was getting boring with his fat ass just laying on top him...shoulda broke it up, and stood it up or somethin
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    Quote Originally Posted by joechina View Post
    roy nelson need to slow his roll....the fight was stopped way too early

    and it was getting boring with his fat ass just laying on top him...shoulda broke it up, and stood it up or somethin
    Shut up. Herb Dean spared us 3 minutes of lay, pray, and swat. He was dominating the position and Slice couldn't escape, and he was hitting him.
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    Kimbo got special treatment? Wow what a shock.

    Is it fair? No.

    Do people want to see Roy Nelson? No.

    Kimbo is a draw. He puts asses in the seats and in front of the tube. This season's cast should be very thankful he was on it because no one would be watching it. So he has the pull to get special concessions while on the show BFD. If they was smart they would have used that to their advantage like putting the food list down.

    Should have raised a stink about it on the show.
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    Kimbo is a draw. He puts asses in the seats and in front of the tube. This season's cast should be very thankful he was on it because no one would be watching it. So he has the pull to get special concessions while on the show BFD..

    Being able to have contact with your family and have the added bonus of their presence during you fights on the show is more than a concession. Its a copout to all who have gone before him....Its bullshit IMO.....
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