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Wednesday, Aug 14, 2013

Daniel Cormier: Roy Nelson is the “Most Dangerous Guy I’ve Ever Fought”

Cormier slamming Barnett (photo via Esther Lin / Showtime)

By FCF Staff

Although Daniel Cormier relayed recently that he plans on calling for an immediate title shot at light-heavyweight, following his UFC 166 tilt with Roy Nelson, the renowned wrestler says he’s not overlooking his next opponent.

On the latest edition of FUEL TV’s “UFC Tonight”, Cormier discussed his upcoming October 19th tilt with Nelson, who has been one of the promotion’s top heavyweights for some time now.

“Roy is the most dangerous guy I’ve ever fought,” Cormier said. “I’ve fought tough guys, Frank Mir and Josh Barnett. But they didn’t possess that one-punch knockout power. Roy gets his hands on you and he can knock it out. My preparation will be so thorough, and I’m not going to allow for him to have that opportunity in the fight. Come fight night, I’ll leave it in my preparation. He’s dangerous but I’m going to control where this fight goes.”

Nelson (19-8) recently resigned with the UFC, after losing by unanimous decision to Stipe Miocic at UFC 161 in June. The defeat ended Nelson’s three fight win streak, which included stoppage wins over Dave Herman, Matt Mitrione and Cheick Kongo.

The undefeated Cormier (12-0) made his UFC debut in April and defeated former champion Frank Mir by unanimous decision.

UFC 166 will be hosted by Houston’s Toyota Center.

posted by FCF Staff @ 7:04 pm
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