My god, that Roy Nelson. I feel like Roy Nelson is a master in upsetting Dana White and busting his balls, with you having to look no further than the fact that he’s applying for the open position at the Nevada State Athletic Commission, looking to fill the role that Keith Kizer filled. Considering how odd the relationship between Roy Nelson and Dana White is, could you imagine how this would all work out? [source]
I have put my application in. My wife and I were talking about having something besides fighting to fall back on, and I think I would be able to do some good. This is my hometown, it’s where I was born and raised, so I feel it’s a way for me to help further the sport.
With me, I can draw more people back to Vegas to help the budget. That’s a big part of it. Of course I want to help get the sport cleaned up, but helping Nevada financially and bringing more revenue in is one of the primary goals I have. The others involve making sure we have better officiating and better fighter safety.
I haven’t told them (the UFC) of my intent, but I don’t think they’ll mind my intentions here. I think they’d probably be happy that I’m just trying to make the sport better. It would be the building of a relationship that would help the UFC, MMA and all of combat sports in Nevada.