In a new blog over on his official website, Jim Ross revealed that a representative for UFC fighter Roy Nelson contacted him about the fighter getting a spot with WWE with his contract status with UFC up in the air after signing a prior deal before his stint on The Ultimate Fighter and ultimately earning a full-time deal with UFC.
“A rep of Roy Nelson casually contacted me about the hard hitting MMA fighter wanting to get in the WWE at some point. So the rumors of Nelson wanting to jump from MMA to WWE aren’t totally unfounded. However, one has to wonder if this isn’t a case of leveraging or posturing to some degree by the big puncher. Roy Nelson might become a star in pro wrestling if he applied himself to it but so many athletes come into the wrestling biz thinking that it’s easy and takes little effort to be good at it. Nothing could be more wrong. For the record, I have not gotten involved in this matter and likely will not. If I were Nelson, I would cultivate my relationship with UFC and look to earn some hefty paydays before looking for the next in ring career move. Nelson fits well into the UFC heavyweight division and I could see him earning some nice money with his puncher’s power the next couple of years especially if he would focus more on his conditioning.”