Organization: UFC

Class: Heavyweight

Record: 22-13

Last Fight: Antonio “Big Foot” Silva (UFC Fight Night 95: Cyborg vs. Lansberg)

Reason: While many MMA fans view Roy Nelson as the gatekeeper of the heavyweight division he has put himself back on the radar for a title opportunity with his knockout of Antonio Silva. While the knockout was highlight reel worthy for “Big Country” his post-fight kick in the ass of referee “Big” John McCarthy did him no favors with the UFC brass and honestly may have jeopardized any title aspirations he may had. Only time will tell if the UFC forgets this indiscretion and gives Nelson a chance at a top 5 opponent.