Dana White Says Roy Nelson's Beard is Nasty
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 09.24.2013
He understands why Daniel Cormier wants it restrained...
Dana White recently spoke with reporters (via MMAjunkie) about Daniel Cormier's plan to file a complaint with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation that would force Roy Nelson to clean up his beard before their fight at UFC 166. Cormier says that the beard gives Nelson an advantage and wants it groomed and held in place with a rubber band. Check out the highlights:
White on the request: "I don't blame (Cormier). I wouldn't want that nasty thing rubbing on my face, either, during the fight."
White on Nelson's appearance: "I hate that whole, 'You can grow a beard down to here and still fight in MMA.' It's not even allowed in boxing, and they don't go to the ground and have side control. Who would want that thing laying on their face? Seriously? That long, nasty, ratty looking thing in your mouth, rubbing on your face ... I mean, it's ridiculous. They shouldn't be allowed to have beards that big. If you want a beard, trim that thing down and make it look normal. Disgusting."