UFC Star Roy “Big Country” Nelson Takes Down Jamie Gold, Phil Laak and $10K At Charity Tournament

Stars align for the One Step Closer Foundation.

Last week we posted about the Jamie Gold hosted charity tournament where proceeds went to benefit the One Step Closer Foundation to help those dealing with cerebral palsy.

Well, not only did some big names in both poker and entertainment show up to play, perhaps the biggest guy in the room bullied his way to the victory. Roy “Big Country” Nelson, the current 9th ranked heavyweight fighter in the UFC, took down this tournament and won $10K for his efforts.

Nelson had to fade quite a number of players too as big shots like Phil Laak, Jennifer Tilly, Noah Schwartz and Robert Mizrachi took their seats. Along with Jamie Gold, one-time WSOP Champion Joe Cada was in the mix too.

But it wasn’t just a bunch of poker pros, in fact they were the minority as celebrities from lists A-D came out to lend their support (and money) including Coolio, Jose Canseco and co-host Cheryl Hines.

Check out Matt Stout playing and rapping with Coolio:

Over all, according to the Las Vegas Informer, the good time was also augmented by the $50,000 that was raised to help those dealing with CP.

If you or someone you know has a gambling problem and wants help, call the Virginia Council on Problem Gambling (VACPG) helpline at 1-888-532-3500
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