Roy Nelson Comments on Dana White Drama With TUF 16
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 08.09.2012
The coach for season 16 of TUF talks about Dana White's comments about shooting his mouth off...
Roy Nelson (17-7, MMA; 4-3, UFC) recently spoke on Dana White's comments about Nelson's behavior early on in during filming of The Ultimate Fighter season 16. Nelson is coaching the show against Shane Carwin (12-2, MMA; 4-2, UFC):
On Dana White saying Nelson "shoots his mouth off": "It's probably because he wants to be a fighter, and he's not."
On the arguments over his choices for his coaching staff: "I think we were talking about coaching or something like that, and [White's] not a coach. There's an understanding of being a fighter, and I don't think he understands."
On his goals in what he's trying to do in MMA: "I'm always at the back of the bus when it comes to the UFC. I'm just trying to further MMA to the next level, hold journalism up to higher standards, holding fights to higher standards, holding promotions to higher standards, holding athletic commissions to higher standards, and even holding the fans to higher standards."
On Dana White changing his mind: "You never know with Dana. Dana will tell you guys one thing, and then five minutes later tell you another. Last week, 'Shogun' (Rua) and Brandon Vera were fighting for the title, and now all of the sudden, (Lyoto) Machida and Ryan Bader are, too. Next thing you know, he's going to say Randy Couture gets the next title shot when he comes back."
His thoughts on coaching on TUF: "I'm actually falling back in love with being a coach, which is what I originally started at in this sport. I'm just finding the love of coming back to concentrating on that. I've got eight guys I've got to worry about, which is way harder than when I was in the house. In the house, I only had to worry about me, and I already knew how I was going to do."