Roy Nelson On Fight With Frank Mir: We're Saving The Card
Roy Nelson will take on Frank Mir in the co-main event of the evening this weekend at UFC 130 and with Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard both pulling out of the main event, taking a title fight off the card and replacing it with Quinton Jackson Vs. Matt Hamil, Nelson feels that his bout with Mir will "save the card" due the fact it is a fan favorite:
"You’ve got Frank, he’s a two-time UFC champion, the longest employed Zuffa heavyweight. He’s a living legend of the heavyweight division for the UFC. For me to say I fought a living legend for the UFC, that’s something to say. I’ve got to be the better striker, the better grappler, because at the end of the day Frank’s one of the most complete mixed martial artists. The only thing he probably lacks is the wrestling. Everything else he’s right there. It’s a fight that going to be a complete mixed martial arts fight. I think it’s one of the fan favorites for the weekend. I like to say we’re saving the card."