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

Friday, May 03, 2013

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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