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Referee Josh Rosenthal calls timeout for Roy Nelson (Credit: AP)

Referee Josh Rosenthal calls timeout for Roy Nelson for a medic check during a UFC 143 heavyweight fight against Fabricio Werdum at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Werdum won by unanimous decision. (Feb. 4, 2012)

Roy Nelson

Roy Nelson is a heavyweight fighter in the UFC and Season 10 winner of "The Ultimate Fighter."

Roy Nelson celebrates his victory over Mirko Cro
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Roy Nelson celebrates his victory over Mirko Cro Cop, of Croatia, following a mixed martial arts heavyweight bout, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, in Las Vegas. Nelson won by TKO. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

Roy Nelson

Season 10 champion, heavyweight: Roy Nelson knocked out
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Season 10 champion, heavyweight: Roy Nelson knocked out Brendan Schaub in the first round to win the title on Dec. 5, 2009. During the show, he stopped Kimbo Slice.

Roy Nelson fought Cheick Kongo at UFC 159
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Roy Nelson fought Cheick Kongo at UFC 159 at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. (April 27, 2013)

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Roy Nelson fought Cheick Kongo at UFC 159
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Roy Nelson fought Cheick Kongo at UFC 159 at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. (April 27, 2013)�Photo by Mario Gonzalez

Referee Josh Rosenthal calls timeout for Roy Nelson
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Referee Josh Rosenthal calls timeout for Roy Nelson for a medic check during a UFC 143 heavyweight fight against Fabricio Werdum at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Werdum won by unanimous decision. (Feb. 4, 2012)

Roy Nelson takes a knee from Fabricio Werdum
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Roy Nelson takes a knee from Fabricio Werdum during their UFC heavyweight mixed martial arts match, Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 at The Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Werdum won by unanimous decision. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison)

Roy Nelson trades punches with Fabricio Werdum during
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Roy Nelson trades punches with Fabricio Werdum during their UFC heavyweight mixed martial arts match, Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 at The Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Werdum won by unanimous decision. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison)

Roy Nelson takes a right from Fabricio Werdum
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Roy Nelson takes a right from Fabricio Werdum during their UFC heavyweight mixed martial arts match, Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 at The Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Werdum won by unanimous decision. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison)

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Referee Josh Rosenthal calls timeout for Roy Nelson
(Credit: AP Photo/Eric Jamison)

Referee Josh Rosenthal calls timeout for Roy Nelson for a medic check during Nelson's UFC heavyweight mixed martial arts match against Fabricio Werdum, Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 at The Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Werdum won by unanimous decision. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison)

Roy Nelson, right, and Fabricio Werdum embrace just
(Credit: AP Photo/Eric Jamison)

Roy Nelson, right, and Fabricio Werdum embrace just after their UFC heavyweight mixed martial arts match, Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 at The Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Werdum won by unanimous decision. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison)

Roy Nelson takes a knee from Fabricio Werdum
(Credit: AP Photo/Eric Jamison)

Roy Nelson takes a knee from Fabricio Werdum during their UFC heavyweight mixed martial arts match, Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 at The Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Werdum won by unanimous decision. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison)

Mirko Cro Cop, of Croatia, kicks Roy Nelson
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Mirko Cro Cop, of Croatia, kicks Roy Nelson during a UFC 137 heavyweight fight. Nelson won by TKO in the third round. (Oct. 29, 2011)

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