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Roy Nelson-Daniel Cormier targeted for tilt in Texas

Roy Nelson-Daniel Cormier targeted for tilt in Texas

UFC heavyweights Roy Nelson and Daniel Cormier didn’t have a lot of complimentary things to say about one another when it looked like a match-up between the two was brewing for earlier this year. Though the bout never came together, it looks like the two talented big men will still have an opportunity to mix it up, as the UFC is still looking to ink the effort if able to re-sign Nelson (who is currently a free agent).

According to Yahoo Sports, UFC President Dana White has confirmed his interest in putting the pairing together and is aiming for it to occur on October 19 at UFC 166. The card is scheduled for Houston, Texas and is headlined by a title-fight between heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and heavy-handed Brazilian Junior dos Santos.

Nelson saw a three-fight winning streak snapped when he lost to Stipe Miocic in June after accepting the tilt on short notice. “Big Country” is 19-8 with seventeen stoppages including twelve TKOs.

The 12-0 Cormier earned a decision nod over Frank Mir in his UFC debut a few months ago. He also holds past victories over Antonio Silva and Josh Barnett.

  • MCM says:

    I still think Dana should make this fight only if they do it at 205.

  • fanoftna33 says:

    I see Nelson losing a decision, really if I was Nelson fighting a guy determined to drop to 205 this is a no win fight.

  • waitetr says:

    I think DC will be to fast for Roy and will do the same thing Stipe did.

  • AlphaOmega says:

    MCM I think you’re going to have to give up this idea of Big Country fighting at LHW

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  • SBERG says:

    Dana doesn’t like Roy, that’s no secret. He feeds him to Daniel, Roy loses again and Dana cuts him with limited backlash. All the more reason that I hope Roy punches Daniel into the middle of the third row…Ok I’m dreaming a little bit but it would make a hell of a story the next day.


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