Although Roy Nelson was dominated by Stipe Miocic recently, and despite the fact Daniel Cormier has “unfinished business” with the heavyweight, that doesn’t mean “DC” is looking past “Big Country.” Of course the two will fight October 19th at UFC 166, in what will feature the promotion’s #2 ranked heavyweight in Cormier versus the #7 ranked Nelson (although, Cormier continues to insist it will be his last bout before he drops to light-heavyweight).
In the latest episode of “UFC Tonight’ Tuesday, here’s what Cormier had to say about his upcoming opponent, who just recently signed a new long term deal with the UFC.
“Roy is the most dangerous guy I’ve ever fought. 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.”
As Cormier noted, Nelson has fearsome power packed into is right hand. A quick glance down his record reveals stoppage win over established heavyweights like Stefan Struve, Brendan Schaub and Cheick Kongo, among others. Cormier, however, is extremely athletic and ridiculously gifted at wrestling, so, whether or not Nelson will be able to land any of his infamous haymakers remains to be seen.
UFC 166 will go down at Houston’s Toyota Center and will feature reigning heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez taking on Junior dos Santos in the main event.
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