Roy Nelson Says Fight With Daniel Cormier Makes No Sense Unless It's At 205lbs.Posted on May 2, 2013, 03:00 PM by Rory Kernaghan
Since Roy Nelson's impressive knockout of Cheick Kongo this past Saturday, many of us have been speculating on who 'Big Country' should face next. One name that has sprung to mind is Daniel Cormier, the undefeated heavyweight extended his win streak to 12 with his decision victory over Frank Mir at UFC on Fox: Henderson vs. Melendez. The former Strikeforce boss has even expressed his interest in the fight over twitter.
It would seem like a match up that makes sense, but Nelson feels differently. Check out his interview with Bloody Elbow:
"As far Daniel (Cormier), I think the reason Mike, my manger, said anything about Daniel, is because he's supposed be getting an immediate title shot at 205. If he's going down to 205, it doesn't really make any sense to fight him, unless we're going to fight for a 205 contendership. Then hey, we can do that, too."
Now 'Big Country' does have a point, although I would love to see him and DC go to war. Nelson continued:
"You know, I think in our sport, there's a couple guys that get to fight everybody like three or four times, and I'm one of those guys, I guess, that get's to fight everybody once. Like, I've been trying to fight Big Nog since after the Junior dos Santos fight, and that was two years ago. I'm all about the big fights. That's why I think a fight with Big Nog would be great."
Now, I never thought of Big Nog vs. Nelson. That would be an interesting match up between two guys with great BJJ and also slick stand up. What does everyone else think? Should Nelson square off against DC, or would his proposal of a fight against Nogueira make more sense? If Nelson did make 205 do you think he could make a run at the title? Stay tuned to Lowkick!