Speaking with Joe Rogan after the win, Roy expressed his unhappiness with being called “fat” by Rogan. Then he said he was going to pull a Chael Sonnen by hijacking the mic and demanding a fight.
“Who’s fighting in two weeks? Velasquez and Dos Santos? That’s who I want,” Nelson said. “I’m getting too old for this s***. I need to kind of hurry this s*** up. That’s who I want.
“Bring it on guys,” were his final words.
It was a nice attempt at pulling a Sonnen, but a title shot isn’t coming. The Brock Lesnar-Alistair Overeem winner is likely to face the Cain Velasquez-Dos Santos winner, so don’t expect something big to happen for Nelson too soon. But we will give him credit: he and Cro Cop put on an excellent show.
Their fight was a true slug fest that was dominated by either fighter at various points. In the second round, Cro Cop nailed Nelson with several blows to the head. Later that round, Big Country scored a takedown and laid on top of Mirko for the final minute, nearly scoring a stoppage. He finally got the TKO in the third. Cro Cop will probably retire now after his legendary career.