Maybe Roy Nelson’s terrible performance on Saturday had more to it than just ring rust and excessive fatness:
Via text messages with Cagewriter, Jessy Nelson said that her husband had walking pneumonia during the first two weeks of May, and that he spent Monday in a Las Vegas hospital. “He described the feeling like someone is taking a big scab off of his lungs,” Nelson wrote.
Nelson had mentioned a bug he picked up in Canada City from UFC 129. Walking pneumonia is basically a milder version of pneumonia, a bacterial lung infection. If that already doesn’t sound like something you want going into a fight, add in flu symptoms, tiredness, and weakness. Not too shabby of an excuse! Think Dana White will buy it and cut Nelson some slack?