Posted by WheelchairBandit
Roy is a big,pudgy guy with a gut.That is just how his body is built.Fedor is probably the most in shape,athletic fighter I have ever seen,yet he still looks like a pudgy guy who works construction.Josh Barnett doesn't look like he's ever done anything physical in his life,and that's on roids!
It's just the way these guys are built.Not everyone is a GSP or a Brock Lesnar when it comes to physique.
Compare the bodies of say,Kevin Randleman and Chuck Liddell.Kevin has the body of a true athlete.Chuck has a beer gut.But we all know who the better fighter is,and who has the better cardio and indurance.
Apparently I have to spread the love but this is my point exactly. You can't train at the level Roy Nelson trains and still be that fat, regardless of calorie consumption, without having a natural tendency towards fatness. I don't care if this guy got his own nutritionist and trained around the clock, he's not ever going to look like Jon Jones.
I don't think he could make 205 and even if he could it require such a reprogramming of his whole body that the pros might not even outweigh the cons. The guy probably decided long ago that 205 wasn't realistic so he decided to make the most of the heavyweight cutoff.
It works for him and if it ain't broke, don't fix it. He might hit the ceiling as far as the quality of opponent he's capable of beating but hey, who doesn't?
Do you really think he'll fair that much better adjusting to a 60 pound weight change to compete in a much deeper and talent rich division?
Let the man be fat, it's his thing and he's had a pretty decent career. TUF winner, former IFL champ, and 14 pro wins. That's more than most guys can say with or without the fat ass belly.