Daniel Cormier has taken on some top names in the heavyweight division, but considers Roy Nelson to be the biggest task to date. They will meet at UFC 166.
“Roy Nelson is the most dangerous guy I’ve ever fought my entire career,” said Cormier on The MMA Hour. “He can knock me out with one punch. I’m fully aware of that. He’s got a nasty uppercut, nice left hook, he’s a good grappler, he can take me down, get on top of me and crucifix me and elbow me like he did everyone on The Ultimate Fighter. There is so many ways I can lose to Roy Nelson that my focus needs to be completely on him.”
Some of Cormier’s biggest wins have come from Antonio “Big Foot” Silva, Josh Barnett and Frank Mir. The most recent one against Mir was his debut for the UFC. The final Strikeforce grand prix champion is a perfect 12-0.
Nelson had three round one stoppages in a row, but suffered a decision loss to Stipe Miocic at UFC 161. He’s since signed a new UFC contract as he looks to land back in the title picture.
They’re the co-main event of UFC 166, which comes from the Toyota Center in Houston, TX. It’s on October 19.