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  1. Cormier eyes 205 after dispatching Nelson

    Franklin McNeil

    HOUSTON -- The final performance at heavyweight for Daniel Cormier wasn't quite what he had in mind, but it served the purpose. Cormier defeated Roy Nelson by unanimous decision over three rounds -- all three judges had it 30-27 -- and proved that...

    Blog | October 20, 2013
  2. Cormier has no room for error

    Franklin McNeil

    HOUSTON -- Several fighters on the UFC 166 main card Saturday night have a lot to lose. But none has more at stake than Daniel Cormier. Sure, a strong case can be made for main-event participants Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos -- there is th...

    Blog | October 18, 2013
  3. Frank Mir outclassed by Josh Barnett

    Franklin McNeil

    MILWAUKEE -- The timing couldn't have been worse for former two-time UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir. He lost to fellow former heavyweight titleholder Josh Barnett in the co-main event Saturday night at UFC 164. It's not just that Mir was the ...

    Blog | September 01, 2013
  4. Overeem 'likes' to fly under the radar

    Franklin McNeil

    Hard-hitting Alistar Overeem, who is ranked fifth among heavyweights by ESPN.com, hasn't been getting much attention leading into his Saturday night bout in Boston against Travis Browne. Overeem sat on the podium for nearly 30 minutes Thursday du...

    Blog | August 15, 2013
  5. Cormier hoping to cut the line at 205

    Franklin McNeil

    Light heavyweight contenders Lyoto Machida and Phil Davis know what's at stake Saturday night in their UFC 163 co-main event, and each man is confident he will leave the cage with an impressive victory. Under normal circumstances, a win Saturday ...

    Blog | July 31, 2013
  6. Cormier happy to fight Nelson; eyes Jones

    Franklin McNeil

    Imagine if heavyweight contender Fabricio Werdum had gotten his wish and faced Daniel Cormier in a title eliminator. Then imagine Werdum losing. What a mess that would have left at the top of the division. Earlier this month, UFC president Dana W...

    Blog | July 23, 2013
  7. Daniel Cormier to fight Roy Nelson in final heavyweight tilt

    Franklin McNeil

    Heavyweight contender Daniel Cormier will settle a grudge with hard-hitting Roy Nelson on Oct. 19 at UFC 166 in Houston, promotion officials confirmed Monday night.

    Story | Conversation | July 22, 2013
  8. Nogueira looking for consistency

    Franklin McNeil

    Heavyweight Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira has been on a roller-coaster ride for nearly four years. He'd win a fight then lose, win a fight then lose again. Consistency has eluded Nogueira, who has not won back-to-back bouts since February 2008, when he...

    Blog | June 07, 2013
  9. Cormier planning final fight at heavyweight

    Franklin McNeil

    Daniel Cormier is a highly ranked heavyweight contender, but a title shot is not in his foreseeable future thanks to a roadblock that he doesn't intend to trespass -- UFC champion Cain Velasquez. The level of respect Cormier has for Velasquez is s...

    Blog | June 06, 2013
  10. Cormier doing the cut to 205 'correctly'

    Franklin McNeil

    No matter how long Daniel Cormier competes or how much he improves as a fighter, there are two mixed martial artists he is unlikely to ever face in the cage -- UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and Bellator light heavyweight contender Muhammed ...

    Blog | May 13, 2013
  11. Nelson not picky about next opponent

    Franklin McNeil

    It never matters to Roy Nelson who UFC officials offer as an opponent. He always accepts. Nelson will fight any heavyweight, anywhere, anytime. He is a throwback: the type who loves mixing it up. He also enjoys putting on exciting fights, which w...

    Blog | April 29, 2013
  12. Still room (and time) for Cormier to grow

    Franklin McNeil

    Talent-wise, heavyweight contender Daniel Cormier is second to none. He can compete with and defeat any man willing to step inside the cage with him. Cormier is that good. He hits hard, has quick hands, is physically powerful, can take it on the ...

    Blog | April 22, 2013
  13. UFC lightweight champ Benson Henderson to face Gilbert Melendez o...

    Franklin McNeil

    UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson will put his title on the line April 20 against former Strikeforce titleholder Gilbert Melendez in San Jose, Calif.

    Story | Conversation | January 15, 2013
  14. Cormier's future begins at Strikeforce finale

    Franklin McNeil

    It has to be fight week for highly ranked heavyweight Daniel Cormier, because no one will find a man more excited these days than him. Nothing gets Cormier's juices flowing like a fight. He loves competition -- the tougher the opposition, the bett...

    Blog | January 10, 2013
  15. Daniel Cormier left to weigh his options

    Franklin McNeil

    UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will coach opposite former top middleweight contender Chael Sonnen on the latest installment of "The Ultimate Fighter." Sonnen, who has been needling Jones for several months on the Internet, is sure to en...

    Blog | October 17, 2012
  16. New incentives for 'Bigfoot' in the UFC

    Franklin McNeil

    His long-term goal was always to fight in UFC. So when Antonio Silva received the news that he and every other Strikeforce heavyweight would compete inside the Octagon, the Brazilian could hardly contain his excitement. UFC is the destination of...

    Blog | October 03, 2012