Shane Carwin hoppade av UFC 125 förra veckan på grund av att han skulle operera ryggen. Mirko ”Cro Cop” Filipovic erbjöd sig att hoppa in som ersättare. Men Roy Nelsons match är helt bortplockad nu, och han är mindre nöjd över beslutet.
”This is one of the biggest cards of the year, and I was in the co-main event, and I was really trying to make sure my knee was better. The UFC really pushed me hard to get through with my rehab so I could fight on this card.”
”My doctors said I shouldn’t fight again until February or March, but I stepped up because the UFC wanted me to. I stepped up for the UFC, and I hoped they would do the same for me.”
”The thing is nobody wants to fight a fat guy like me… CroCop is a legend in this sport, and I would’ve loved to have fought him. I’d like to fight [Antonio Rodrigo] Nogueira for the same reason. I’d love to fight Alistair Overeem, Brock Lesnar or The Undertaker.”