Man, it seems like the excuses leading into UFC 166 are already starting to pile up. Aren’t these usually things that come out after a fighter has lost? Like Tito Ortiz talking about his back not functioning and cracking his skull kind of stuff? Well, no matter what, UFC 166 has a strange vibe leading into it that I’m not sure how to put my finger on the real heart of the issue. So, let’s look at what Roy Nelson said this week about his camp leading into UFC 166 where he’ll face Daniel Cormier. The big issue seems to be Jeff Mayweather’s illness.
“I lost Jeff probably about two weeks into camp,” Nelson explained.
“I lost (training partner Muhammed ‘King) Mo’ Lawal. I lost Ryan Martinez, because in Bellator he broke his hand. It was just one of those camps where anything possibly that could’ve happened, happened. So you just kind of deal with (it). I mean, I’ve been in the game long enough to know what I’m supposed to do and put the work in. And at the end of the day, that’s what it is.”