Dana White has been nudging Roy Nelson
, and trying to convince him to drop to 205 for a while now. Today, "Big Country" suddenly made a pretty smart bet by saying that he will finally drop to light heavyweight, IF he can add 100,000 'likes' in Facebook.
Here's Nelson explaining it in his own words:
The reason is my friend and I had a discussion about what was better? I think twitter just because of use and for fans interaction, but Facebook is 20x bigger. So we decided to bet. I said if it so easy and great I should be able add 100K fans in 2 weeks because I have that on twitter. Facebook is bigger and better so this should be easy. Right?
Bet is I will try to get to 205 if I can add 100k to Facebook.com/RoyNelsonUFC
in two weeks. I love to win bets. Plus he will have to give me a part in his next movie.
It is also interesting to take note of a few things:
- A slightly slimmed down Roy Nelson weighed in at 246 lbs. for his last bout against Fabricio Werdum
- He said he will "try" to get to 205, if he can "add
", (not reach) 100,000 likes on Facebook.
- Nelson has again reiterated his belief that heavyweight is the place for him. He also says he will "win" this bet and won't need to drop to 205, simply because it's harder to get likes on Facebook.
As of this writing, he has 234,710
followers on twitter, and just below 32,000
likes on Facebook
. I think it's a very good ploy, where Roy Nelson wins regardless of how this bet turns out. Why? He gets more attention, and he also gets more "likes" and "followers" either way.