Nelson: I'd fight Cormier for 205 lb. contendership

by Steph Daniels |

Roy Nelson has recently been discussed about a potential next opponent for Daniel Cormer, but his manager recently discussed there being no value to that fight for Nelson. Of course, if circumstances were a bit different, Nelson said he would consider a bout with Cormer, under the right stipulations:

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.

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.

A while back, Roy had a Facebook campaign running to get likes for his page in exchange for dropping down to 205. I was curious to know if this was for kicks or if there was sincerity behind it.

I'm comfortable at heavyweight, for sure. In trying to get down to 205, I was very serious when I made that Facebook bet. I ended up winning the bet, so I didn't have to drop down to 205. I just try to go out and put on a show for the fans, regardless of what weight I'm at.

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Devlin site profile image  

5/3/13 4:49 PM by Devlin

Roy would have to put in some serious work to make 205, since he's been getting big ko wi.s at hwt i dont see it. He'd make a good first fight for jones if he moves up though, dangerous but doesnt look like he'd be too mobile if jones double legged him.

inf0 site profile image  

5/3/13 3:25 PM by inf0

longest running joke @ uFc is Nelson threatening to fight at 205...   as if  

MasterofMartialArts site profile image  

5/3/13 3:16 PM by MasterofMartialArts

If he's gonna drop to 205 and fight there, then he needs to do it. If not, then he should stop talking about it. When he says it then doesn't do it, it makes him seem lazy because he just wants to stay fat.

ShoreBreaker420 site profile image  

5/3/13 3:11 PM by ShoreBreaker420

I'll go 5,000 on it, must take a pic with 5 grand and screename written on paper next to it

WiqedWhite50 site profile image  

5/3/13 3:04 PM by WiqedWhite50

The fat man who cried 205

Brock Lobster site profile image  

5/3/13 2:53 PM by Brock Lobster

I thought Roy was being serious about dropping weight then he weighed in at like 260. He's not gonna go to light heavy

TuLegit site profile image  

5/3/13 2:39 PM by TuLegit

Could Roy really make 205?

ausgepicht site profile image  

5/3/13 2:28 PM by ausgepicht

I'd expect the general populace to fuck up their/there, but it's sad when a journalist fucks it up. It's even worse when it also slips by the editor. Double fuck up.

MrNiceguy66 site profile image  

5/3/13 1:58 PM by MrNiceguy66

Fat chance

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5/3/13 1:57 PM by AlexanderTheGOAT