Cormier vs. Nelson in the works for UFC 166 on Oct. 19


Roy Nelson recently stepped up on very short notice and lost vs. Stipe Miocic at UFC 161 in June, and now appears to have drawn Daniel Cormier. Some metaphor about being hit over the head with a frying pan and dropped in the fryolator is appropriate.

The pair have been bickering on twitter and in the media for months, and now there is apparently a date. Yahoo Sports Kevin Iole reports that a fight between the two is in the works for UFC 166 on Oct. 19, 2013, at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.

The fight is contingent upon Nelson signing a new contract with the UFC.

UFC 166 is headlined by the rubbermatch between Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos.


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Ironhouse site profile image  

7/15/13 3:31 PM by Ironhouse

Interesting, both guys should come in about 225 if they are serious about having a longer more successful career. Neither guy is overly young and both guys are probably better suited for 205.

KingofBJJ site profile image  

7/15/13 3:13 PM by KingofBJJ

I don't see a reason to fight Nelson.

PrestigeWorldwide site profile image  

7/15/13 11:33 AM by PrestigeWorldwide

I hope all the fights on this card stick because I will be there. Can't wait...

Harmon Whistler site profile image  

7/12/13 8:31 PM by Harmon Whistler

The Texas AC is a joke, I don't understand why promotions hold events there. They only recently started screening for PEDs, and a lot of people just think it's lip service.

Brool Story Co employee site profile image  

7/12/13 8:24 PM by Brool Story Co employee

This is a fight DC can lose.     He better bring it.

Proteus The Invincible site profile image  

7/12/13 8:22 PM by Proteus The Invincible

That's a good point, but if he isn't fighting heavyweight contenders, I don't think he should be fighting heavyweights at all. I think the UFC needs to put their foot down and tell Cormier to either drop down to 205 or agree to work towards a title shot at heavyweight, even if it means fighting Cain.

damnyouwoman14 site profile image  

7/12/13 7:48 PM by damnyouwoman14

This. Why have DC knock off a contender if he's going down.

ante_up81 site profile image  

7/12/13 7:42 PM by ante_up81

why should cormier knock off a contender coming off a win when he's announced he is taking a LHW fight right after?everyone was hyped for this just one fight ago, shit will still be a good watch!

luctaro site profile image  

7/12/13 7:11 PM by luctaro

He either wants the belt, or he gets non-contenders.If he changes is tune about not fighting Cain he could get a number 1 contenders match or even an immediate title shot.

Proteus The Invincible site profile image  

7/12/13 7:07 PM by Proteus The Invincible

No, I don't think a top ten heavyweight is good enough for Cormier, a guy with dominant victories over Bigfoot, Barnett and Mir. I understand that it's a tricky situation with him moving down to light heavyweight, but he's an elite fighter and therefore should only be fighting elite heavyweights at this point, such as Werdum, JDS and Overeem.I can't see Roy being at all competitive with Cormier, which makes this fight feel like an almost complete waste of time.