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UFC 161 Roy Nelson Credits Stipe Miocic, Unsure Of UFC Future

UFC 161 Roy Nelson Credits Stipe Miocic, Unsure Of UFC Future

Roy Nelson’s UFC contract is finished.

What happens with Nelson now, according to “Big Country,” is in the hands of UFC officials.

Nelson had his win streak snapped by Stipe Miocic in an upset Saturday night at UFC 161. The bout was the final one on his current UFC deal, making him somewhat of a free agent.

“That’s really up to the UFC – Lorenzo (Fertitta) and Dana (White). I know I’m in the business of fighting, so I fight. If they want me, I’m more than happy to be where I’m wanted,” said Nelson, in regards to his future.

Many felt Nelson would walk over Miocic and remain in the thick of things in the UFC’s heavyweight division. He has gone 6-4 in the promotion, with all six wins being finishes and all four defeats by decision.

Miocic picked him apart, and Nelson looked extremely fatigued. The bout was his second in six weeks, as he stepped up on short notice to help give the Winnipeg card another big name.

“Stipe was just a better man. I gave 110 percent for two weeks’ notice,” he said. “I mean, you gotta do what you’ve gotta do, but the good thing is the fans in Winnipeg got their money’s worth.”

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