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Nelson to drop to 205 if he loses Facebook bet

ESPN staff
March 5, 2012
Roy Nelson has struggled at heavyweight © Getty Images

Roy Nelson will drop to the UFC's light-heavyweight division, if he can get 100,000 Facebook likes in two weeks.

Nelson has been competitive without ever looking like championship material in the heavyweight division, most recently losing to Fabricio Werdum via unanimous decision.

UFC president Dana White is a big advocate of a potential drop into the 205lb ocean for Nelson, who has been steadily slimming over the past 12 months. Now it seems possible that Big Country will soon be targeting Jon Jones and Co, if he loses a bet with his friend.

"The reason is my friend and I had a discussion about what was better? I think Twitter just because of use and for fans interaction, but Facebook is 20x bigger," Nelson was quoted as saying by Bloody Elbow.

"So we decided to bet. I said if it is so easy and great I should be able add 100,000 fans in two weeks because I have that on Twitter. Facebook is bigger and better so this should be easy. Right?

"Bet is I will try to get to 205 if I can add 100,000 to Facebook.com/RoyNelsonUFC in two weeks. I love to win bets. Plus he will have to give me a part in his next movie."

Nelson, at the time of writing, has 32,936 likes on Facebook.

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