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Roy Nelson Seeks ‘Money Fight’ In His Next Octagon Encounter

Roy Nelson made quick work of Dave Herman in their heavyweight contest at UFC 146: Dos Santos vs. Mir last month. Now, the former winner of The Ultimate Fighter wants to continue bringing home the bacon.

“I just want a money fight,” said Nelson, in a recent interview with Sherdog’s “Beatdown” radio show. “But if not, I’ve always wanted to fight (Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira).”

Nogueira and Cheick Kongo are slated to square off at UFC 149 on July 21, and “Big Country” feels like the winner of that would be a perfect opponent for himself.

“I’d love that fight,” Nelson said. “Of course, (Junior dos Santos), Frank (Mir); there’s so many out there. If you’re in the UFC, you’re the best in the world.”

Nelson (17-7) has went the distance with both dos Santos, the current UFC heavyweight champion, and Mir, a two-time former holder of the belt. He lost both matches.

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