Manager: Roy Nelson has 'nothing to gain' from fight with Daniel Cormier - Bloody Elbow
In arguably the biggest win of his UFC career, Heavyweight Roy Nelson capped off a three-fight win streak with a first round knockout of Cheick Kongo at UFC 159. Nelson has now finished 5 of his UFC wins inside round one. Following the win there was a lot of speculation of who would be next up to face "Big Country" in the Octagon. Foremost on the list was Strikeforce HWGP champion Daniel Cormier.
However, according to Nelson's manager Mike Kogan, that's not a fight they're interested in:
Instead, Kogan says they'd prefer a fight against Antonio Silva if he loses to Cain Velasquez UFC 160. If not that fight, they'd like Junior Dos Santos or Mark Hunt regardless of the outcome their fight on the same event.UFC Tonight ✔ @UFCTonight
Helwani reports @RoyNelsonMMA’s manager doesn’t want him to fight @dc_mma. He says that he doesn’t see what Roy will gain from that fight.
9:24 PM - 30 Apr 2013
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