Who you will be rooting for on TUF 16, Roy Nelson or...

Who you will be rooting for on TUF 16, Roy Nelson or Shane Carwin?


Less than two months ago, Ultimate Fighting Championship announced Roy Nelson and Shane Carwin as coaches for the 16th installment of The Ultimate Fighter. Since then, the pair exchanged some heated words, with Roy Nelson’s “average guy” gimmick being the center of attention.

Carwin accused Roy Nelson of not taking his job seriously, while Nelson used sarcasm as his weapon of choice on Twitter. Today, Shane Carwin once again criticized Roy Nelson (mmaweekly.com), claiming that he’s the one who should be considered as “the average guy”. According to Carwin, Roy Nelson has never had a normal job in his life:

“I think the other tension is that I am this average guy and I’ve worked my ass off to get to where I’m at, and I started working when I was 15, my mom raised three boys on her own and we were very poor and I grew up working construction and concrete work, and threw boxes at the beef plant, I did everything just to try to survive.

He plays this like he’s this average guy and honestly I don’t think the guy’s ever had a normal job.”

TUF 16 debuts on September 14th at 9PM, and will be aired on Fridays. Both coaches will have a strong secondary coaching staff to help their ambitions. Shane Carwin will use the services of Nate Marquardt for BJJ, Pat Barry and Duane Ludwig for kickboxing, and Trevor Wittman for pure boxing. Roy Nelson will have Nick and Nate Diaz accompanied by Strikeforce 155 champ Gilbert “El Nino” Melendez.

So there you have it, LowKick’ers. Who you will be rooting for this season? Make your vote!

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  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/johndo11 johndo11

    Wow, I voted Carwin but I didn’t expect to see him winning.

    I don’t mind Roy, I just wish he would get his sh** together and take things more seriously.

    I wanna what he could do at his best.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/lopresti1 lopresti1

    idc about the coasch drama really. i like it cause it shows the person behind the mma fighter. thts whty i love countdown shows n ufc inside. n fight factories a good show

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/lopresti1 lopresti1


  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Entity Entity

    Need a tab “Either is fine”

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/kickassfast kickassfast

    at this point i dont care i like em both but carwin prob has more to offer in bigger fights

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/TheRealDeal TheRealDeal

    The Diaz brothers and Melendez for coaches? Who did Big Country have to boff to get them in the house? Holy crap, advantage Burger King Nelson.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/purinho purinho

    Personality wise, Roy is a funny carachter and Carwin has the effect of a sleeping pil when I listen him talk. I am with Roy in this one, altough I prefer Shane as a fighter.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/griffin griffin

    other: Diaz brothers

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/ak4742011542 ak4742011542

    roy nelson iisa douchbag he hides it well tho

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/ChiefDon Chief Don

    It is clear that DW wants Roy out of the stable
    he has been matched really rough for like what 3 fights now?
    But Carwin has lots of “issues” that Roy can take advantage of or withstand
    the attraction of Carwin puzzles me
    He is death on lesser caliber foes
    but has flopped with higher end foes.
    I look for Roy to out grapple and sub him
    after weatheirng some heavy punching early

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Entity Entity

    I dont know about that…Dave Herman kinda sucks.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/whitemare whitemare

    This is absoulte crap why do you think dana put nelson on there… Ratings him and dana don’t get along so that makes for good Television. and the Diaz brothers seriously That is ratings as well, although I might watch it just for them haha

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/mmagym mmagym

    maybe if carwin destroys nelson, nelson will finally wise up and move down to LHW where he will be a serious contender. i mean some of his fights nelson looks like a tubby little fat guy compared to the other fighter and the guy is 6ft! lol

    diaz bros on the ultimate fighter “holy shit” !
    some thing must kick off, i will never forget nate standing up to karo.(awesome)

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/mmagym mmagym

    “matched really rough”?
    not really considering he still considers himself top 10!(or even 5)
    last 3 were: Herman, Werdum and Crocop. not exactly contenders!!!