Oct 19, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Daniel Cormier (red gloves) fights against Roy Nelson (blue gloves) in their heavyweight bout during UFC 166 at Toyota Center. Daniel Cormier defeated Roy Nelson by unanimous decision after three rounds. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Richardson-USA TODAY Sports

Video: Roy Nelson discusses his MMA career


UFC Heavyweight, Roy Nelson will step into the Octagon against MMA legend, Minotauro Nogueira this coming Friday in the main event of UFC Fight Night 39.

Nelson is currently in a rough patch, having lost two fights in a row. While most fighters on a two fight losing streak are likely fighting for their jobs, that is probably not the case with Nelson.

The TUF season 10 winner was on a three fight knockout streak prior to dropping decisions to Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier. Add in the fact that Heavyweight is the UFC’s thinnest division, and Roy Nelson is likely not going anywhere.

Before his big fight this Friday, get acquainted with Roy by watching his intriguing in-depth interview with FightLand. Roy discusses his MMA career, his time on TUF, and the challenge of facing off against Minotauro Nogueira.

Stick with FanSided throughout the week as we will have full coverage of UFC Fight Night 39 including play by play of the main card and post-event coverage.

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