Roy Nelson has been asked by the UFC to apply for a license to fight Junior Dos Santos at UFC 160 in case they are unable to smooth over Mark Hunt’s immigration issues. Â MMAFighting.Com is reporting that an unidentified arrest from 2002 is at the root of Hunt’s issues. Â Nelson has not accepted the fight yet but would make more than a worthy backup plan for the promotion. Big Country’s fight license application is expected to be a topic of discussion at a Nevada State Athletic Commission meeting on Friday, May 17th.
Nelson was the first person to ever go three rounds with Junior Dos Santos and is currently riding a three-fight win streak with two of those performances earning Knockout of the Night. Dos Santos is looking to rebound back into the title picture after a disappointing 5 round unanimous decision loss to Cain Velasquez.
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