Big Country to 205 if he loses Facebook Bet

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http://www.espn.co.uk/ufc/sport/story/139432.html

Roy Nelson will drop to the UFC's light-heavyweight division, if he can get 100,000 Facebook likes in two weeks.

Nelson has been competitive without ever looking like championship material in the heavyweight division, most recently losing to Fabricio Werdum via unanimous decision.

UFC president Dana White is a big advocate of a potential drop into the 205lb ocean for Nelson, who has been steadily slimming over the past 12 months. Now it seems possible that Big Country will soon be targeting Jon Jones and Co, if he loses a bet with his friend.

"The reason is my friend and I had a discussion about what was better? I think Twitter just because of use and for fans interaction, but Facebook is 20x bigger," Nelson was quoted as saying by Bloody Elbow.

"So we decided to bet. I said if it is so easy and great I should be able add 100,000 fans in two weeks because I have that on Twitter. Facebook is bigger and better so this should be easy. Right?

"Bet is I will try to get to 205 if I can add 100,000 to Facebook.com/RoyNelsonUFC in two weeks. I love to win bets. Plus he will have to give me a part in his next movie."
http://www.facebook.com/RoyNelsonUFC

Apparently there is another bet if he gets to 80K today, but he hasn't revealed what it is yet.

He is at almost 68K now.
 

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I added myself!

would love to see him at 205... One of my favorite fighters win lose or draw
 

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I knew this wasn't a story about the Vancouver Grizzlies' first ever draft pick, Bryant Reeves.
 

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I thought, without seeing the subforum, that it was something to do with the O+A channel.
 

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If Nelson is dropping to LHW, he's not doing it any time soon.

Antonio Silva vs. Roy Nelson slated for UFC 146 in Las Vegas

Roy Nelson's potential move to light heavyweight will apparently have to wait.

Days after he launched a Facebook campaign in which "Big Country" said enough "likes" would prompt a move down in weight class, UFC officials today announced Nelson (16-7 MMA, 3-3 UFC) instead will fight fellow heavyweight Antonio Silva (16-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC).

The bout takes place at UFC 146 in May.

UFC 146, which is headlined by heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos vs. Alistair Overeem, takes place May 26 at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena. The main card airs on pay-per-view while FX carries the prelims.

Nelson vs. "Bigfoot" likely will be part of the PPV main card, though an announcement hasn't been made.

For Nelson, a winner of "The Ultimate Fighter 10" who's just 1-3 in his past four fights, it's likely a must-win fight. Following decisions losses to Dos Santos and Frank Mir, Nelson knocked out Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic. However, in his most recent bout, the heavy-handed jiu-jitsu ace suffered a decision defeat to another Strikeforce import – Fabricio Werdum – at UFC 143.

Silva, meanwhile, is the latest Strikeforce-to-UFC arrival following the shuttering of his division in the UFC's sister promotion. The former EliteXC champ and World Victory Road/Sengoku vet went 3-2 in Strikeforce, which included a TKO victory over an undersized Fedor Emelianenko 13 months ago in the first round of Strikeforce's world heavyweight grand prix. However, in the semifinals, he suffered a knockout loss to injury replacement Daniel Cormier.
And that's not all, Cain Velasquez vs. Frank Mir title-eliminator added to UFC 146

UFC 146's lineup is getting bigger and bigger – both literally and figuratively.

UFC officials today announced that former UFC heavyweight champions Cain Velasquez (9-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC) and Frank Mir (16-5 MMA, 14-5 UFC) will meet at the May event.

The winner gets a guaranteed title shot against either champion Junior Dos Santos or Alistair Overeem, who meet in the night's headliner.

UFC 146, which also includes heavyweights Roy Nelson vs. Antonio Silva, takes place May 26 at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena. The main card airs on pay-per-view while FX carries the prelims.

Velasquez vs. Mir is expected to take the co-headlining slot.

Velasquez fights for the first time since November, when he lost his belt to Dos Santos in a 64-second UFC on FOX 1 headliner. Prior to that, the former NCAA Division I All-American wrestler opened his career with a 9-0 mark that included eight knockouts. He won his belt with a TKO of Brock Lesnar, but after a yearlong layoff due to an injured shoulder, he lost it to Dos Santos in his next bout.

Unlike most UFC fights, officials haven't booked a recent loser against another recent loser. In fact, Mir recently has continued a career resurgence with a three-fight win streak over Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic (KO), Nelson (decision) and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (a come-from-behind submission). In fact, his only losses in his past nine fights have come in title fights to Lesnar and Shane Carwin.
This card is looking amazing. 1M buys is very possible.

Champ Junior Dos Santos vs. Alistair Overeem (for heavyweight title)
Frank Mir vs. Cain Velasquez
Edson Barboza vs. Evan Dunham
Roy Nelson vs. Antonio Silva
Dan Hardy vs. Duane "Bang" Ludwig
Diego Brandao vs. Darren Elkins
C.B. Dollaway vs. Jason "Mayhem" Miller
Shane Del Rosario vs. Gabriel Gonzaga
Kyle Kingsbury vs. Glover Teixeira
Paul Sass vs. Jacob Volkmann