UFC Heavyweight Roy Nelson (20-9) is all about giving back to the fans. Whether that means stepping up for a co-main event as he did at UFC 161 against Stipe Miocic, or fighting for the first time in Japan against former PRIDE FC fan favorite Mark Hunt (9-8-1), what the fans want resonates with “Big Country”. His goal is to thank them by holding special events whenever he can.
In Las Vegas, he does just that routinely. The 38-year old knockout artist donates his time to charities and also hosts nights out to the movies. The list is not exclusive. There is no catch. It’s just something he does to give back.
On Saturday, Aug. 2, Nelson is hosting a free BBQ lunch, giving out prizes and signing autographs from 3:00pm to 5:00pm for fans. To attend the VIP event at Discount Firearms and Ammo, fans need only visit RoyNelson.com and sign up.
“This is one of those things, I always give back to fans,” Nelson told MMA Fight Corner. “You can go down there and shoot a glock for free. Of course, they have food to giveaway because everybody loves food and it’s just something you get to experience that Vegas kind of offers. Besides being a local, a lot of tourists love to shoot guns because they can’t shoot them in their country. America’s the free where you can bear your arms, and you just kind of give back, and you get to meet me and that’s always so super, super special.”
Signing up for his free movie nights in Las Vegas is just as simple. Visit RoyNelson.com/fan for more information.
Once the event is over, Nelson will get focused on his trip to Japan’s Saitama Super Arena. On Sept. 20 at UFC Fight Night 52, he’ll take on Mark Hunt, who mostly fought in Japan earlier on in his career. The heavyweight main event is slated for 5 rounds, but chances are it won’t last that long.
“It’s definitely going to be a fun event. We’re there to headline the card at the Superdome there. It’s one of the more fun places because Japanese crowds are completely different just because they’re so silent and then all of a sudden there’s a big roar. You can actually hear the coaching on the other side, you can literally hear every person, and then all of a sudden there’s a big roar – versus here in the states where it’s always just chaos.”
To date, all of the Las Vegas native’s wins in the UFC have been via (T)KO. While Nelson stated he’s fully prepared to battle for 25 minutes, the man known for his vicious overhand right wants “to try to end him as fast as [he] possibly can.”
Until that fight card airs on UFC Fight Pass, fans can catch up with Nelson in Las Vegas. Below is all the information on when and where to attend Nelson’s Glock Days event: