Roy Nelson: 'I've been wanting to fight Big Nog since he beat Randy'

Roy Nelson talks to Fight Hub about his UFC Fight Night: Abu Dhabi main event bout with Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.

UFC heavyweight Roy Nelson is prepared for his UFC Fight Night: Abu Dhabi bout against legend Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira. The bout will serve as the main event for the UFC's second trip to the Emirate.

Nelson recently spoke to Fight Hub TV about the bout and his motivations for fighting the former Pride and UFC champ, and also offered up his opinion on fighting in the Middle East and gave an update on what he's been up to lately. He stated that he's been interested in fighting Nogueira ever since Big Nog (34-8-1, 1 NC) defeated UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture back at UFC 102 in 2009.

The man nicknamed "Big Country" (19-9) is looking to erase a two-fight losing streak against the Brazilian veteran in the DU Arena on April 11th. Nogueira has alternated wins and losses over his last eight bouts, and is coming off a submission loss to Fabricio Werdum last June.

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