Roy Nelson Says Relationship With Dana White Is 'Like A Husband And Wife'

Roy Nelson isn't Dana White's best friend. This isn't exactly shocking news. White and Nelson have bantered back and forth basically since Nelson was a contestant on The Ultimate Fighter 10, and the rhetoric has been turned up even more now that Nelson is coaching TUF 16 against Shane Carwin. Recently, White painted Nelson as a "pain in his ass" and said he was annoying. Nelson was a guest on The MMA Hour With Ariel Helwani recently, and he fired back with an amusing explanation of their relationship:

"You just got remember that mine and Dana White's relationship is like were a husband and wife," Nelson said. "I do the man's stuff around the house. I do the fighting, all the man's stuff and he does all the woman stuff - all the yapping."

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"He’s more the 21st century, he's the one who goes out and probably makes more money. Where as I might make sure the house is clean, and all that, but at the end of the day I still do the man's stuff — the lawn, the fighting, all the hard stuff."

He carried on with the explanation, and it sort of made sense. I guess?

"It’s one of those relationships were there's love and hate," Nelson said. "We’re in one of those things like a speed bump. I don’t know if we need a separation from one another.

"I think The Ultimate Fighter was our separation … but now we’re back together and holding hands and all that stuff."

I personally haven't watched TUF in a long time because I'm not really a fan of reality TV and the general lack of talent on the show does nothing for me, but the dynamic between Nelson and the normally-stoic Carwin might be pretty amusing this time around. I'm going to try and catch a few episodes.

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