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:
"Youâ€™ve got Frank, heâ€™s a two-time UFC champion, the longest employed Zuffa heavyweight. Heâ€™s a living legend of the heavyweight division for the UFC. For me to say I fought a living legend for the UFC, thatâ€™s something to say. Iâ€™ve got to be the better striker, the better grappler, because at the end of the day Frankâ€™s one of the most complete mixed martial artists. The only thing he probably lacks is the wrestling. Everything else heâ€™s right there. Itâ€™s a fight that going to be a complete mixed martial arts fight. I think itâ€™s one of the fan favorites for the weekend. I like to say weâ€™re saving the card."