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The winning and losing of Roy Nelson

Roy Nelson celebrates his win over Cheick Kongo

(Credit: AP)

The disconnect between UFC heavyweight Roy Nelson and its president Dana White goes back to the very first episode of Season 10 of "The Ultimate Fighter."

When White sad he had something big planned for that season, the former IFL champion Nelson figured it meant him. Six minutes and twenty seconds into that season of "TUF," Nelson let it be known he was wrong.


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UFC 159: Roy Nelson vs. Cheick Kongo

Roy Nelson celebrates his victory over Mirko Cro

(Credit: AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

NEWARK -- Roy Nelson continues to defy conventional wisdom about physical appearance in mixed martial arts.

A heavyweight fighter who looks more like a bar room brawler than he does a mixed martial artist, won his third straight fight by knocking out Cheick Kongo at UFC 159 on Saturday night at the Prudential Center.

Nelson landed a huge overhand right that dropped Kongo (28-8-2), then...

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