But it's hard to say because any type of contention could go out the window because Nelson doesn't seem like the type of guy the UFC wants representing their heavyweight division, and I wouldn't be surprised if he gets
I like how Nelson fights. He's far more athletic and agile than he looks. He knows how to win under pressure. He's entertaining and might be someone sponsors (cough ... Burger King ... cough) gravitate towards. But at the end of the day, it comes down to winning. And I'm just not convinced he can do much against elite heavyweights.
It feels like we're moving past the point where Kimbo will draw interest simply because he's Kimbo. He needs to produce, and even though it wasn't the prettiest victory, the decision over
As for the fight, Ortiz had fits against Liddell because he can't out-wrestle or out-strike him. If Liddell isn't a totally shot fighter, he'll win. But even if he's running on empty and loses, I doubt "The Iceman" would walk away from fighting.
This came together so the UFC, Liddell and Ortiz could cash in one more time on a great rivalry.