How hard does Roy Nelson hit? Apparently so hard that he broke his hand when he put Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira to sleep at UFC Abu Dhabi. Crazy, right? This of course means that Roy Nelson will need to have surgery on his right hand to repair it, which apparently happens on Thursday. So that means any immediate plans for Roy Nelson have to be shelved until he has time to heal up that hand of his. [source]
It turns out Roy Nelson did in fact break his hand during his impressive performance against MMA legend Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira in Abu Dhabi. Nelson battered Nogueira for over three minutes and capped it off with a devastating one punch walk-off knockout.
Nelson is scheduled for surgery on Thursday.