Dana White on Roy Nelson applying for NSAC job: 'What a f**king moron'

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UFC president Dana White is not impressed with Roy Nelson saying that he submitted an application for the vacant position as the head of the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

In a recent interview with Steph Daniels of Bloody Elbow, UFC heavyweight Roy Nelson made a bold claim - that he had applied to be the executive director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission. The position was recently vacated by Keith Kizer and Nelson thought he would be a solid replacement, so he applied for the position. He explained his logic behind the decision:

"I have put my application in. My wife and I were talking about having something besides fighting to fall back on, and I think I would be able to do some good. This is my hometown, it's where I was born and raised, so I feel it's a way for me to help further the sport."

Well, UFC president Dana White wasn't a big fan of that decision. In a recent media luncheon, White was pretty blunt with his thoughts on the subject (via MMA Fighting):

"What a f**king moron. Let me tell you what, if he puts in an application at f**king Kinko's, he isn't getting that job. Let alone the Nevada state athletic commission."

He also said that he has no idea who might get the job:

"I've got nothing," White said. "Here's what they don't do. They don't call me and say ‘let me tell you what we're thinking.'"

Does Nelson have a shot? Probably not. But it's a good way to keep his name in the news, and it's not surprising that White reacted to the news like that given their shaky relationship. Nelson doesn't currently have a UFC fight booked.

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