Roy “Big Country” Nelson will face fellow heavyweight slugger Mark Hunt in the UFC Fight Night 52 main event on Sept. 20 in Saitama, Japan. Both fighters are known for their knockout power and iron chin, and it’s anyone’s guess who will walk away the victor when they meet in the Octagon.
If you haven’t guessed by now, Nelson operates a little bit outside the box. Although he has big punching power, he also has serious grappling skills, is trained in Kung-Fu by a Shaolin Master, and now this:
The big man is currently in Japan working out with Sumo wrestlers!
There are many styles of martial arts and although something like Sumo may not be super effective in MMA directly, cross-training in different disciplines can help keep things interesting, and you never know what you might learn that can be useful during a fight.
Don’t knock it until you try it! You go Big Country!