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Frank Mir vs. Roy Nelson

Co-Main Event | Heavyweight · 265 lbs | MMA

Frank Mir defeats Roy Nelson via 3 Round Decision

Mmaweekly large Frank Mir
Mmaweekly large Roy "Big Country" Nelson

Mir
Decision
Round 3

Frank Mir Roy Nelson

"Big Country"

14-5-0   Pro Record At Fight   15-5-0
Climbed to 15-5   Record After Fight   Fell to 15-6
-125 (Slight Favorite)   Betting Odds   -105 (Near Even)
Us United States   Nationality   Us United States
Las Vegas, Nevada   Fighting out of   Las Vegas, Nevada
32 years, 4 days   Age at Fight   34 years, 11 months, 1 week, 1 day
260.0 lbs (117.9 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   260.0 lbs (117.9 kgs)
6'3" (190cm)   Height   6'0" (183cm)
75.0" (191cm)   Reach   73.0" (185cm)
Jackson Wink MMA   Gym   Country Club
UFC 130
  • Bout Information
  • Event: UFC 130: Rampage vs Hamill
  • Date: Saturday 05.28.2011 at 09:00 PM ET
  • Referee: Josh Rosenthal
  • Venue: MGM Grand Garden Arena
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Bout Billing: Co-Main Event (fight 9 of 10)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 265 lbs (120.2 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Main Card
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Joe Rogan
  • Mir Total Disclosed Pay: $250,000
  • Nelson Total Disclosed Pay: $15,000
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Mir vs. Nelson Wiki Update Wiki

In the co-main event of UFC 130, former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir took on Ultimate Fighter season winner Roy "Big Country" Nelson. The experienced Mir came into the bout 12-5 in prior UFC fights, while Nelson was 2-1 in official UFC competition.


Roy Nelson came out and pressed Mir up against the cage. Mir spun out and momentarily looked for a single leg, then landed a nice knee to the head as they broke free from the clinch. Nelson connected with a good punch of his own and clinched up again. Mir unloaded with knees in the clinch, battering Nelson to both the body and the head. Nelson broke free and threw a head kick and punch combination. Mir sent Nelson flying with a hip throw and looked briefly for a rear naked choke. Nelson escaped to his feet and the solid first round came to a close.


Nelson came out and landed a nice two punch combination to begin. Mir completed a single leg takedown and threw a nice elbow from half-guard. Mir passed to mount and almost to Nelson's back, yet Nelson popped back up. Mir had another takedown but couldn't hold Nelson down, and then landed a nice kick to the body. The round ended with the fighters working at a slower pace in the clinch.


They touched gloves to start the third and Mir came in and landed first with a knee in the clinch. Both fighters looked tired, yet Nelson looked gassed and couldn't prevent the takedown from Mir. Mir overwhelmed his opponent over the next two minutes, controlling the position and landing occasional strikes. Mir landed a series of brutal elbows to the face with a minute remaining, though to Nelson's credit he stayed composed and made his way back to standing for the end of the fight.


The judges scored the bout unanimously (30-27, 30-27, 30-26) in favor of the winner, Frank Mir. Speaking to Joe Rogan in the post-fight interview, Mir commented, "Pushed hard against a tough guy... how many times did I knee him in the face, what's up with that guy's chin?"

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:44 PM ET
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Mir vs. Nelson Fight Predictions

Tapology Community Predictions: 891  
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Videos & Highlights

    Misc  |  Frank Mir vs Roy Nelson Grappling Match Video report dead link

    2003 Grappler's Quest grappling match video between Roy Nelson and Frank Mir provides an interesting take on what might happen in their UFC 130 MMA fight.

Mir vs. Nelson Fighter Tweets

If fighters from this bout were talking on Twitter before or after the fight, this is where you can find it. Below are all the Tweets we've recorded near the date of the bout.

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4 days, 21 hours, and 38 minutes
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. @Keenrock ok rt @roynelsonmma
4 days, 9 hours, and 21 minutes
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It look like I have to be chef roy all the time. He cooks great, but it makes it hard when The Glowing Signs on FWY call.
4 days, 9 hours, and 20 minutes
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thanks looking 4 the secrets kung fu special stuff, herbs, chi, magic pill, and of course new 21st century temple training @NathanMarquardt
4 days, 9 hours, and 15 minutes
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. @KinchKid answer is no, because wife doesn't allow me to have anyone over after I abused my privilege with helping fighters out to much.
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. @mmagirlie yes but since I need to rest, it great entertainment for me and you guys
4 days, 8 hours, and 48 minutes
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. @bigmatt2424 depends on the @thefrankmir that come to the show
4 days, 8 hours, and 45 minutes
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. @willy2881 Like in sports its numbers game 1 time could Bad luck bad day but 2 is fact frank fights same guys 3times threw out his career
4 days, 8 hours, and 42 minutes
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no tits u get those when use steroids look at my nipples do u want me to send pic for examples @Theory_Man
4 days, 8 hours, and 37 minutes
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thank u for being a fan, and watching of course and giving this mma fighter the drive to perform and put on a show @JoeMinsquero
4 days, 8 hours, and 35 minutes
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Next week doing some testing to C were I am at & where i need to go. @Keep_It_Pi -- thanks 2 & FOLLOW @rebpublic @energyinhaler @machisports
4 days, 8 hours, and 33 minutes
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. @GrandesFritos love it but I see frank brock 3 now
4 days, 8 hours, and 28 minutes
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. @JoeMinsquero first thing is baby steps dont look past anyone, set goals and milestones
4 days, 8 hours, and 27 minutes
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No I need 2 get better,but Like I said many time ask them if they want 2 fight again the answer 99% will B no 4 a good reason @joe_cool619
4 days, 8 hours, and 23 minutes
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2many I should ask4 a dollar 4 each time I could retire, but its only on the internet Every1 here can play warriors like warCraft @Glassjaw1
4 days, 8 hours, and 16 minutes
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. @HAPKIDO_ADDICT true, but trying to get paid as much as last fight with @thefrankmir
4 days, 8 hours, and 3 minutes
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. @raj187187 fine but I get paid to fight or spar or hangout, 15,000 entry fee 50,000 for u if win, old school gracie challenge
4 days, 8 hours, and 2 minutes
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. @raj187187 no money but Hit me up we will schedule & will issue GRACIE challenge u beat me in a mma match 50000 but 15000 entry fee
4 days, 7 hours, and 44 minutes
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. @JennyFriedman1 true then @ufc would be so mad, & I would be in so much trouble but the fans is what I wanted 2 fight for. did u c my pay
4 days, 7 hours, and 41 minutes
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. @LuisMatta1 Thank You, I know but as public figure, this glass house needs all the stones to build a stone wall.
4 days, 7 hours, and 38 minutes
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RT @Street_Justice I tell people that U arent a gasser that something had 2 B wrong there was Folks dont get it- I know but it is what it is
4 days, 7 hours, and 33 minutes
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. @SeanSherkUFC As always thank u I support fellow @ufc athletes we R 1/2 what makes the sport great fans R the other sponsors @trainingmask
4 days, 7 hours, and 31 minutes
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What excuses? FACTS Pneumonia is real, Gassed Out, Frank Mir big & strong, Out wrestled=Loss, ROYvsFRANK 2 2012 @cagestokerblog @thefrankmir
4 days, 7 hours, and 27 minutes
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I believe he was saying to drop the English hammer, it's a french wrestling move he was showing last week. @BlastPOE @danhardymma
4 days, 7 hours, and 18 minutes
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. @JennyFriedman1 Thanks, but no I was gassed as much as my first loss N Russia when I got sars or something like that when I was over there
4 days, 7 hours, and 16 minutes
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Not weight loss we need a @roynelsonmma @TrainingMask that makes you bigger stronger, faster and healthier plus that makes you prettier
4 days, 7 hours, and 14 minutes
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Great Training Today @danhardymma Jose & RJ. I love coaching its so much easier on the face and lungs.
4 days, 6 hours, and 10 minutes
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RT @danhardymma Hiking up in the mountains near Vegas. Yes, thats snow! http://t.co/W1Oq3Yd If U R by the house how come U didn't stop by?
4 days and 48 minutes
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. @ramsinbabakhan i know, knocked down but not out just like the fight in life
4 days and 44 minutes
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Next two week focus on coaching, & getting better with rest, going through notes as we speak looking to C what I can add, change, get better
4 days and 14 minutes
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Misc. Photos from ufc130 http://fb.me/11gQEI1Gd
3 days, 21 hours, and 7 minutes
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Support At weigh-INS 130ufc team mir http://fb.me/10M2TDqRb
3 days, 19 hours, and 1 minute
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This hootsuite app is pretty good, anyone else use this app?
3 days, 7 hours, and 46 minutes
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RT @ChrisAliaJr: Roy @ufc stop adding salt to the wound for your lost, its not french fries!!!! Loss not lost =}
3 days, 7 hours, and 43 minutes
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RT @benluvsmel: @thefrankmir Can my husband Benny n his Marines get a shout out from our favorite fighter!! s/o Benny & friends
3 days, 6 hours, and 9 seconds
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Soooo!!! What did you think of my walk out song? Amazing is a great song, but I wanted to change things up a bit.
3 days, 3 hours, and 11 minutes
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Here is link http://bit.ly/lOveAi to my show (FIGHT) money no win plus making a salary on top of that back in the IFL days @altpersona
3 days, 2 hours, and 19 seconds
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RT @MattWhite12 Any truth to Mike Dolce trying to get you to cut to middleweight? Any idea to cut some weight? - NO, yes, stronger healthier
3 days, 1 hour, and 55 minutes
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no joke, I have walking pneumoina explains cardio but @theFrankmir Physically stronger better @UFC 130 thank u make me better @Menckenstein
3 days, 1 hour, and 53 minutes
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havent met should be good I am one of top 5 guys in the UFC, Just fought crappy, bad day, best out 7, I will alwys win the series @pete0205
3 days, 1 hour, and 47 minutes
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thanks, working on it just needs to go away so I can get started @ReymundoZuko
3 days, 1 hour, and 44 minutes
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No surgery this time I want 2 thank everyone 4 their support going 2 get better stronger thank u @trainingmask @energyinhaler @thewildwing
3 days, 1 hour, and 43 minutes
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Gas tank is broke I have walking pneumoina, doc says he going to fix the roy 1.001
2 days, 3 hours, and 15 minutes
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http://lockerz.com/s/106285605 now the docs wants to put me on the juice (steriods), plus I have a new @TrainingMask @ufc @danawhite
2 days, 2 hours, and 17 minutes
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Why when u go to emergency room there is no emergency?
2 days, 1 hour, and 53 minutes
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As always thanks, just bad performance and U know bad day on the stage can get you hurt and worse lose fans @ShaneHelmsCom
21 hours and 24 minutes
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. @RobDubyaDiaz true but wanted to win for me and for you guys
21 hours and 18 minutes
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Fight specific, lift heavy objects over head for 15 mins@MMAniac4Eva
21 hours and 14 minutes
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It always easy to throw stones at a glass house @PROMMA
21 hours and 13 minutes
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belly stays or it goes its all on it own, IM JUST GOING TO GET STRONGER and be ready for what is thrown at me @tom9d
21 hours and 5 minutes
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Im already on that diet @ajspoza
21 hours and 3 minutes
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Thanks, and I like u and your side of the bracket give them hell. @BigfootSilva
21 hours and 2 minutes
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that what happen when you have bad work performance it always on display @tochristianshow
20 hours and 59 minutes
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that is a tough one, I just want to get back in there and perform to do what I know and fight and entertain @BigMarley3
20 hours and 57 minutes
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Yes, always entertaining but it not the playoffs where I get show the good and bad in 7 games @Archetype_Bass
20 hours and 54 minutes
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Never talked bad U r a beast, & more personal the barnett I do appreciate the offer email jessy @ mmaglorytalent.com contact @BigfootSilva
20 hours and 50 minutes
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I cant explain it, I got tired moving a lot man around, look like crap @nicolaspinella
20 hours and 46 minutes
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In our sport must be entertaining, body of mma warrior not a bodybuilder, and want to be randy a legend just need to plug away. @NxtCaliKid
20 hours and 43 minutes
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This week I'm going to be a science experiment and do test after test after test, so Roy 1.1 can begin @Sirmole2001
20 hours and 40 minutes
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Loss was simple, gassed from moving all the weight around physically I was just out gunned But always trying 2 win @gabrielfaustao
20 hours and 38 minutes
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The positive I know is what I need to work on to be better fighter, and you fans make me a better person, thank you @betterisdead
20 hours and 32 minutes
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Roy 1.1 is putting strength and conditioning in to the program, So I can be bigger stronger faster or smaller and wirey @ArsnlTim
20 hours and 29 minutes
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as always put on a show, did not like performance but size did matter I wish all fights were like playoffs best out of 7 Good days bad days
20 hours and 15 minutes
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I want 2 thank every1 Its time 4 Roy 1.1 learned a lot last night just watched the fight look like sh!t @danawhite @ufc @thefrankmir thank U
20 hours and 6 minutes
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My jaws fine, but my knees sure hurt! http://t.co/ZgfohXC
13 hours and 25 minutes
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Come to my after party @gallery night club with @rampage4real.....I'll be there.
9 hours and 35 minutes
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I'm broadcasting from Android phone, live on Ustream. Come watch! - http://ustre.am/eSa3 - 13:38 PM May 28
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Getting ready to play some World of Warcraft ! :) #wow
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Good Night everyone thanks again for the love and support. Means the world me!! I am so blessed! @ufc
14 hours and 8 minutes
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Coming to Vegas for the UFC 130. Come check out the afterparty @roynelsonmma @brittneypalmer @danhardymma are hosting: http://bit.ly/jvm6pw
14 hours and 32 minutes
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@JayJayK75Here is the website www. goinggreenforpink.com @goinggreen4pink
14 hours and 41 minutes
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Just want to thank everyone for their support. You guys are what makes this sport possible!!!
15 hours and 35 minutes
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If your ever tired and want to walk up use @energyinhaler, its like redbull it will give you wings!
15 hours and 43 minutes
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The pink and green bows in my hair were to show my support to a great charity @goinggreen4pink @ufc
16 hours and 2 minutes
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Hey! I'm live on Ustream from my Android phone - http://ustre.am/eSa3 - 16:15 PM May 27
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I'm broadcasting from Android phone, live on Ustream - http://ustre.am/eSa3 - 16:15 PM May 27
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I'm broadcasting from Android phone, live on Ustream. Come watch! - http://ustre.am/eSa3 - 15:56 PM May 27
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Hey! I'm live on Ustream from my Android phone - http://ustre.am/eSa3 - 15:50 PM May 27
21 hours and 9 minutes
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@traingmask @GoingGreen4Pink @thewildwing @energyinhaler one more day, the hard part of sponsor approval is done now the easy part the fight
22 hours and 50 minutes
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Anyone that wants great seats for the @UFC 130 call Julio @ Bravo Tickets 702-221-2728. Mention I told you to call and get a discount.
1 day, 2 hours, and 43 minutes
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#ff @ChrisAliaJr @Sufferusa if your in vegas for my fight @ufc 130 im sure they have some giveaways today @mgm
1 day, 3 hours, and 45 minutes
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Anyone that wants great seats for the @UFC 130 call Julio @ Bravo Tickets 702-221-2728. Mention I told you to call and get a discount.
1 day, 15 hours, and 43 minutes
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@mayhemmiller Thanks, what are your predictions for UFC 130? Inquiring minds want to know?
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http://lockerz.com/s/105077491 @titoortiz @Punishment99
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http://lockerz.com/s/105066465 @Punishment99 @titoortiz Check out my offical @UFC 130 walk out shirt!
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Photos from open workouts http://fb.me/X2q03JA5
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I'm broadcasting from Android phone, live on Ustream. Come watch! - http://ustre.am/eSa3 - 12:15 PM May 26
2 days and 44 minutes
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. @Sholler_UFC @ufc Happy Birthday to my favorite guy in the PR business!!! Hope you have a great day my friend!
2 days, 1 hour, and 50 minutes
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. @Punishment99 If you're in Las Vegas this weekend you can buy a @roynelsonmma Walk out shirt @HootersCasinoLV in Punishment store
2 days, 2 hours, and 22 minutes
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. @GoingGreen4Pink Thank you so much for the support and what you do for Breast Cancer. Proud to represent a great cause! See ya soon!
2 days, 18 hours, and 55 seconds
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http://lockerz.com/s/104797069 @suzesuzeq Putting makeup on me to make me look pretty today. As if I needed it! HA!
2 days, 18 hours, and 11 minutes
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http://lockerz.com/s/104795195 @migueltorresmma war of the mullets at @ufc 130 we are taking over
2 days, 18 hours, and 42 minutes
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@titoortiz As a fighter I appreciate what you have done to raise the bar for all of us. Thank you!
2 days, 18 hours, and 47 minutes
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http://lockerz.com/s/104790374 @arielhelwani @thefrankmir Always making sure to take the time to do interview for our fans
2 days, 19 hours, and 4 minutes
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http://lockerz.com/s/104788769 @Rampage4real Its like the moon!!!!!
2 days, 19 hours, and 14 minutes
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http://lockerz.com/s/104784871 @stefanstruve Is it me or does my friend Stefan Struve get taller and taller? Good luck on ur fight bro!
2 days, 19 hours, and 34 minutes
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. @Punishment99 @titoortiz Thanks you 4 the support. Proud to represent what fighters need to do in our sport.
2 days, 19 hours, and 38 minutes
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http://lockerz.com/s/104783152 @hammerufc Matt Hamill and myself before the pre fight press conference.
2 days, 19 hours, and 43 minutes
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Wife just trimmed the hair and beard, now I am ready to go!
3 days, 15 hours, and 18 minutes
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Thanks for the b-day present @roynelsonmma. I've never had one before. See you @UFC 130 http://t.co/f4kLsug
3 days, 16 hours, and 38 minutes
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. @Fit_vs_Fiction Thank u so much! It's all about what the inside is in a person like & the kind of person you are. Looks will always fade!
3 days, 17 hours, and 17 minutes
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great family and friends!!! http://fb.me/R3dh9x7V
3 days, 17 hours, and 32 minutes
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@RothwellFighter @roynelsonmma Roy already won the haircut contest.
3 days, 19 hours, and 21 minutes
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@roynelsonmma Thanks Roy. I thought you forgot about me for a sec.
3 days, 19 hours, and 46 minutes
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http://lockerz.com/s/104516869 Another day at the office @danhardymma
3 days, 20 hours, and 2 minutes
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Surfs up to the FV boys, thanks for today.
3 days, 22 hours, and 14 minutes
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http://lockerz.com/s/104480135 @ufc_uk signing @UFC 130 office signing posters for the fights this weekend
3 days, 22 hours, and 56 minutes
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http://lockerz.com/s/104478308 @brianstann At the UFC office filling out our paperwork
3 days, 23 hours, and 18 minutes
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Hey Caleb. Keep up the fight against your Cerebral Palsy, hopefully I will get a chance to meet you sometime.
3 days, 23 hours, and 59 minutes
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I just saw this..... They were afraid to improve the ultimate fighters ratings with my cameo http://bit.ly/l3p0d1
4 days and 57 minutes
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Latest News http://yhoo.it/lWfSMF
4 days, 1 hour, and 3 minutes
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. @Thefrankmir I want 2 wish u a happy birthday, but as for a present I can't let you win, but u can have anything else. Good luck @ufc 130
4 days, 1 hour, and 40 minutes
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here are some people to follow on twitter for fight week updates.. @Mrs_mir @chrisaliajr @sufferusa @teammir @papa2mir @dee1lv
4 days, 3 hours, and 51 minutes
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http://lockerz.com/s/104313922 @danhardymma getting ready for practice still has time to pose
4 days, 15 hours, and 12 minutes
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http://lockerz.com/s/104313432 last weight workout, and ready to eat, hands are ready
4 days, 15 hours, and 15 minutes
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. @ShockoUFC Inspiration comes from everyones around me that touches me and makes me a better person.
4 days, 16 hours, and 16 minutes
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RT @KevinI Had a really fun interview today with @roynelsonmma & watched him train @danhardymma #goodstuff Kevin it was great I had fun, thx
4 days, 16 hours, and 18 minutes
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Audio Interview where I discuss @Sufferusa, @ufc 130 with Roy and my thoughts on Brock http://bit.ly/lnqqL1
5 days, 2 hours, and 5 minutes
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@Jonnybones Thanks. Hope to have you train at SUFFER sometime.
5 days, 19 hours, and 57 minutes
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. I have the best fans that support me, it makes the daily grind worth it all. Thank you guys!!! @ufc @danawhite
5 days, 20 hours, and 13 minutes
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. @Jonnybones I have been training at the Country Club and if you would like a guest membership hit me up I know people lol
5 days, 20 hours, and 16 minutes
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. @Jonnybones Thanks but the bookies have me as the underdog and as you know they know everything!
5 days, 20 hours, and 27 minutes
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RT If I had to pick one I guess Id go with Mir RT: @JonnyBones - Why choose Mir over me? Is it becuz he's a former champion & I am just Phat
5 days, 20 hours, and 40 minutes
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http://lockerz.com/s/103746585 @danhardymma showing dan how to eat right. Shopping at Sam's Club.
6 days, 16 hours, and 32 minutes
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http://lockerz.com/s/103665659 @hhdean @sholler_ufc I love the new @ufc pr staff!!! Thanks guys!
6 days, 21 hours, and 36 minutes
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http://lockerz.com/s/103664724 @hhdean @chellyyyyy filming for channel 3.
6 days, 21 hours, and 40 minutes
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http://lockerz.com/s/103645268 Prepping for @ufc 130 getting my hands comfortable and relaxed for my victory meal. Thanks House!!!
6 days, 22 hours, and 33 minutes
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I just found out my fist is the size of a @burgerking Whopper. Roy's gonna love them @UFC 130
1 week, 15 hours, and 10 minutes
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1 week, 18 hours, and 31 minutes
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RT @lorenzofertitta @vitorbelfort Tower Terrow! And don't forget the roller coaster! must see is also the interactive show featuring Squirt!
1 week, 20 hours, and 53 minutes
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Training is going great. Make sure you guys watch my fight @UFC 130. After so much time off I CAN'T WAIT TO FIGHT!
1 week, 1 day, 15 hours, and 18 minutes
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. @Maskwork http://lockerz.com/s/103088191 Would love 2 fight GSP but GSP doesn't want 2 come up in weight. @elliottraymond @danawhite @ufc
1 week, 1 day, 17 hours, and 42 minutes
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http://lockerz.com/s/103088191 @elliottraymond Elliott and I just finished working out he can kick my butt he should do mma
1 week, 1 day, 18 hours, and 2 minutes
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Getting ready for the @UFC conference call I hope the press asks good questions. Like how do you feel about this fight?
1 week, 2 days, 2 hours, and 9 minutes
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