UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Ahead of Bellator 244, Roy Nelson spoke with MMA Junkie on Wednesday during media day.

Nelson (23-18 MMA, 1-4 BMMA) discussed sources of his motivation to continue fighting after a 16-year professional MMA career, hopes of competing for a Bellator heavyweight title, his fight against Valentin Moldavsky, and more.

You can watch the full interview in the video above.

Bellator 244 takes place Friday at Mohegan Sun Arena. The main card simulcasts on Paramount and DAZN following prelims on MMA Junkie.