What did Dana say to you after the fight?
Roy Nelson: I think he wasn't happy with that fight. I mean, everybody was really mad. Kimbo's whole entourage was there, which was kind of funny since we are all supposed to be isolated, but Kimbo actually had his whole fan base, the whole 305 over there. There's definitely some favoritism already built up there. Whatever. But they simply said to me that I have a better skill set than Kimbo, which I don't know if it's true. I'm just a fat guy. I'm going to go with one of my favorite sponsors, TapouT, [and say] I'm just bad for the sport.
Did you get the impression that the people working on the show were upset that Kimbo lost?
Roy Nelson: I'll tell you the executive producer of The Ultimate Fighter was very upset. He doesn't know fighting, he was just like, 'Oh, there goes my cash cow.'
Back to Kimbo's entourage, how many people were actually there because I didn't notice any extra people around?
Roy Nelson: Actually, if you go back and actually look at the clips, they are actually behind where Dana, Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta are. There's his entourage screaming 305. I mean, I didn't really get to see it because I was concentrating on the fight, but everybody kind of told me about it, and I was like, 'What?' I think he really did have a media room in the house because there was one door in our bedroom where it was locked all the time.
Roy Nelson: I don't know if he had an iPhone, but he definitely wasn't on the same contract as everybody else.
Was there any resentment in the house because of this?
Roy Nelson: No, we just had a list in the house, and we made sure we ordered food on his list because we knew Kimbo would get it.
Did his entourage come to the house?
Roy Nelson: Not actually at the house, but the fact that they could even show up was pretty, I guess, ballsy, I would say. It's kind of insulting.
So it bugged you?
Roy Nelson: Just that from what you're told and then what you see is totally different, yeah. It's very insulting when you think you have to put your life on hold for six weeks, and it's not really that.