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White Eyeing Cormier or Hunt for Nelson

Roy Nelson

UFC president Dana White has some plans for heavyweight Roy Nelson. The UFC president said at the post-fight press conference that he and UFC matchmaker Joe Silva are eyeing Daniel Cormier and possibly Mark Hunt (if he defeated Junior dos Santos at UFC 160) for “Big Country.”

The discussion between White and Silva happened after Nelson dispatched Cheick Kongo in violent fashion Saturday night at the Prudential Center. Nelson has now won three fights in a row via knockout or TKO and now finds himself on the cusp of a title shot.

Daniel Cormier – who has been debating a cut to light heavyweight – seemed excited by the possible match-up, tweeting:

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