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Is Nelson too big to fight?

Sure, he'll never be mistaken for Adonis, but IFL heavyweight champion Roy Nelson can fight -- as his 13 wins in 15 fights indicate. Still, is he too big to ply his trade inside the cage?

Originally Published: August 18, 2008
By Jake Rossen | Sherdog.com

File this one under "Further Humiliation of the International Fight League Department": Former IFL standout Roy Nelson was recently advised by UFC brass that it would be in his best interests to doff the excess weight surrounding his midsection.

Nelson, for the uninitiated, is a talented fighter who might be hovering near 30 percent body fat storage, enough to strain the jaws of even the most durable mass calipers. He is every tired pregnant-man joke personified, the best "before" picture ...

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