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Wait, So Now Roy Nelson Wants to Fight Daniel Cormier for a Shot at the Light Heavyweight Title?

(Man, the Jack Links people are gonna be pissed when they realize their mascot is jumping ship for Subway.) 

Alright, so we all know that Daniel Cormier is fat. And, of course, we all also know that fat people are what Roy Nelson eats for his three squares each day. Preferably after they’ve been dipped in a vat of sausage gravy and deep fried.

The guy’s big.

As such, fans and fighters alike have often wondered aloud if the two would be better suited at a lighter weight class – say, light heavyweight. However, both guys continue to kick ass at heavyweight, which kinda makes it hard to say that they should feel a sense of urgency to drop a weight class (except, you know, so as not to die in ten years from a heart attack, Roy).

Nelson is coming off a knockout of professional Greek Statue Model, Cheick Kongo, and Cormier just dominated his second former UFC heavyweight champion. There has been talk of the two facing each other next. But there’s also been talk, mainly from Dana White, that Cormier could get an automatic shot at champion Jon Jones should he choose to drop down to 205lbs.

At first, it seemed liked both Nelson and Cormier were down to face one another, but then “Big Country’s” manager made him look like a chicken – a succulent, golden-fried chicken — by nixing the proposed matchup. Fortunately, Nelson spoke with Bloody Elbow recently and cleared things up once and for all. We guess.

As far Daniel [Cormier], I think the reason Mike, my manager, 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. 

Having your manager say that it “doesn’t make sense” to fight a top contender, then agreeing to fight said contender for a title shot? Sounds like a light heavyweight to us.

What do you think, taters? Are we getting further into the danger zone here trying to decide who gets to be the number one contender in the light heavyweight division? First, Dan Henderson gets the shot after an amazing effort against Mauricio “Shogun” Rua that he actually should not have won. Then, Machida somehow gets back in the picture despite getting choked out by the champion in less than two rounds and turning down the rematch on short notice. Then it’s Chael Sonnen for some reason, then it’s that Swedish guy…uh…I think Guto Inocente was in the mix at one point…

And now, we have two chubby heavyweights possibly vying for the right to fight for the title of a weight class no one knows for certain they are interested (or even able to compete) in. Bull Mountain, don’t go changin’ on me!

- Elias Cepeda


  1. crappiefloper Says:

    Fri, 05/03/13 - 03:49

    Big country vs. DC is the one PPV I would actually buy myself. The mention of that fight alone has me simply giddy
  2. shitbag Says:

    Fri, 05/03/13 - 04:11

    Yea, but Roy vs Mark Hunt would be so much more fun!
  3. Fried Taco Says:

    Fri, 05/03/13 - 05:06

    Yeah, crappie, it makes my tummy rumble!
  4. Casa de los pantelones Says:

    Fri, 05/03/13 - 05:06

    Yawn...Cormier would own him with his wrasslin. Big Country isn't fast enough to get in one of his bombs.
  5. apogee Says:

    Fri, 05/03/13 - 05:08

    how exactly did hendo not deserve the win over shogun?
  6. Gobbleston Says:

    Fri, 05/03/13 - 06:31

    @apogee Was a tie. 10-8 round in the 5th.
  7. dipsetkilla316 Says:

    Fri, 05/03/13 - 11:08

    Shogun vs hendo super close fight. Honestly everyone one that night the fans shogun and hendo. If there was ever a fight were both guys won it was that fight.
  8. CWill859 Says:

    Sat, 05/04/13 - 08:41

    I'm not sure Roy has the athleticism to hang at 205. I mean dude has to drop 30-40 lbs, condition himself accordingly, then cut the remaining weight in the weeks prior to the fight. Even for a pro fighter, it takes time to cut all that weight.
  9. crappiefloper Says:

    Sat, 05/04/13 - 11:55

    Roy has underrated jits. But I don't think either one would look to go to the ground,just a hunch. Big county vs. DC would be the two toughest kids in school fighting, not enough to simply,"win" got to settle the dominance issue and put the other down.
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