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Ultimate Fighter coach Roy Nelson talks Dana White, VADA, Shane Carwin

Roy Nelson, coach of the 16th season of The Ultimate Fighter spoke to assembled press in Las Vegas about UFC president Dana White, opponent Shane Carwin and VADA's drug testing regime.

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UFC Heavyweight Roy Nelson is coaching the current season of The Ultimate Fighter, the venerable series' 16th and its second on FX TV. Nelson is an alumni of the show, having won the 10th season's tournament.

Nelson spoke to a group of reporters in Las Vegas last week and MMA Fighting's Andy Samuelson was there to document the voluble Nelson's comments.

"I think me and Dana are gonna fight, I think I even offered. We'll handle it like men, like everybody else. But at the end of the day, Dec. 15th I'm fighting Shane Carwin. He's going to settle his beef with me and I'm gonna squash the juice with him. Pretty much if the fight happens, it happens," Nelson said.

"Maybe the fight is gonna be just like how it is on TV: I coach, he doesn't. I was told 'Hey guess who is gonna coach against you? And I thought it was gonna be Shane Carwin, but instead its Trevor Wittman.' So I guess I'm fighting Trevor on Dec. 15."

Nelson also commented on the drug testing regime for the bout:

"We're always trying to create new boundaries and new lines, that's why we're going to be the first heavyweights to do VADA.

"Now that we're in the business aspect and we're in the fight business, it's a dog-eat-dog world and now that my wife is pregnant - now you're taking money from my kid. Now it's a business aspect and I just want everyone to be level. Either I can juice, or you can make everybody not juice. It's either one or the other. I don't care really which it is. I just need to know what the rules are so I can play by the rules and make everybody level."

Samuelson has more from Nelson at MMA Fighting.

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