Roy ‘Country’ Nelson aims for title shot at heavy or light heavyweight

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Roy Nelson and Daniel Cormier fight in just over two weeks at UFC 166. Cormier is heading for 205, as he will not fight AKA teammate and UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez. Earlier this week, Nelson posted an image on his Facebook image that led many to speculate he, too, was heading for lightheavy.

Steph Daniels interviewed Nelson, who confirmed he is indeed dropping weight, and hopes for a title shot, at either heavyweight or light heavyweight.

“I figure that I’ll get down to 205 faster than Daniel,” said Nelson. “If I beat Daniel, wouldn’t I get a title shot? My goal is just to beat Daniel. My goal is to fight the champ. Right now, Daniel is in front of me, so I’m trying to beat him…in everything he does. I’m hearing that if he beats me, he’s supposed to get a title shot at 205; he gets to jump to the front of the line. I’m all about jumping to the front of the line. My mode of thinking is that he’s number 2, and if I beat him, my next step after that would be to fight for the belt, in either division.”

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