<div class="Article" style="float: left;"> <table> <tr style="vertical-align: bottom;"> <td> <h3><a href="/go=news.detail&gid=447422" target="_blank"> Nelson: Win could lead to title shot </a></h3> </td> </tr> </table> <a href="/go=news.detail&gid=447422" ><img class="photo" src="http://img.mixedmartialarts.com/method=get&rs=60&q=75&x=49&y=3&w=310&h=165&ro=0&s=mark-hunt-roy-nelson-09-19-2014-9-31-57-788.jpg" /></a> <div style="clear: both; line-height: 1px;height: 1px;"> </div> </div> <p>UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt spoke recently with the media ahead of his fight with Mark Hunt in the main event of UFC Fight Night 52, live from Saitama, Japan on <a href="http://www.ufc.tv/page/fightpass" target="_blank">UFC Fight Pass </a>at 12:30 a.m. ET.</p>
“It’s one of those fights that fans want to see,” said Nelson as transcribed by John Morgan for MMAJunkie. “Any fight that Mark’s in, people want to watch. Any fight Roy is in, you want to watch. So when you’ve got two guys that you really want to watch, it just becomes an exciting fight.”
Nelson is a Renzo Gracie black belt with excellent wrestling skills, and Hunt, well, Hunt is not a Renzo Gracie black belt on the mat. Some fans have expressed worry that Hunt will simply bypass a thrilling stand up war and smother Hunt on the ground, much like he did with Kimbo Slice, way back at TUF 10.
Why wouldn't he?
“My thing is always to put on a show,” explained Nelson. “The biggest thing with me and Mark is we always try to finish the fight, so my goal is to finish the fight. I don’t want to go five rounds.”
“I just see myself going out there and putting on a show for the fans. Hopefully, one connects and Mark goes down and that’s the fight.”
If that comes to pass, Nelson has the highest hopes. He is ranked #6 in the UFC rankings, and Hunt is #7. A spectacular win could put him in position to fight for the championship vs. the winner of November's Cain Velasquez vs. Fabricio Werdum.
“If you’re in the UFC and you’re not looking for a title run, then I guess it’s a rebuilding year,” said Nelson. “I’m always shooting for the gold. I always want the championship belt.”
“My thing is to try to go forward. I’ve always been wanting to fight Cain, and I also would love to have the rematch with Werdum just because if I don’t get cut, it’s a different fight.”
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