UFC Heavyweight, Roy Nelson, does not have the greatest relationship with UFC president Dana White. On multiple separate occasions White has called Nelson stupid, dumb, or some other synonym for unintelligent. White’s past relationship with Nelson may fit perfectly into the new role Nelson has just applied for; the vacated executive director position for the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
Keith Kizer, the previous executive director of the NSAC, announced earlier this month that he would be stepping down from his position. Of course, Kizer and White have had their share of feuds over the years for their disagreement on judges’ decisions and the incompetency of certain referees. No successor was announced when Kizer stepped down, and the search is ongoing. Roy Nelson has decided to throw his name into the hat, and is a dark horse candidate to get the position.
Nelson talked about his desire to fill the position with Bloody Elbow:
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.
Nelson went on to say that he has not told the UFC about his intention to become director, and that he still plans on fighting in the future. It will be very interesting to hear Dana White’s response regarding today’s news.