Roy Nelson and Cheick Kongo meet in a heavyweight fight at UFC 159 tomorrow night. Cheick Kongo is listed at 6-feet, 4-inches tall and weighed in at 237 pounds. Roy Nelson is listed at 6-feet 0-inches tall and weighed in at 258 pounds. Roy Nelson – nicknamed “Big Country” – has long hair and a matching beard. Cheick Kongo is hairless, French and owns a European fashion boutique in West Hollywood. From an interview last month:
I can tell you now that I’ve just opened “Fragola”, a showroom in Sest Hollywood, California. I sell merchandise from exclusive European brands, fashion luxury pieces from Italian and French designers’ collections, for both men and women. It has been quite the under-taking.
Seriously. For longtime UFC fans, seeing Nelson against someone with a different body type is nothing new. He’s fought and knocked out 6’3″ Matt Mitrione, 6’4″ Dave Herman, 6’4″ Brendan Schaub and 6’11″ Stefan Struve. Kongo looks ridiculous whether he’s knocking someone out or getting knocked out. Tomorrow, somebody is going to get knocked out. Winner gets to hang out by the pool with his shirt off while octagon girls feed him grapes.