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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. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Lawal's wish: A rematch with Newton

    Franklin McNeil

    Never has Muhammed Lawal doubted his ability to compete at the highest levels and become MMA's best 205-pound fighter -- and he is not about to do so now. That unexpected first-round knockout loss to Emanuel Newton in February hasn't diminished hi...

    Blog | April 20, 2013
  8. Mitrione grows while away from the cage

    Franklin McNeil

    From the outside looking in, it's difficult to imagine why heavyweight Matt Mitrione would approach UFC officials and ask to fight hard-hitting Roy Nelson. Mitrione (5-1) has not fought in more than a year and he has undergone three surgeries dur...

    Blog | December 14, 2012
  9. Shane Carwin hurts knee, forced out of TUF 16 Finale against Roy ...

    Franklin McNeil

    Former UFC interim heavyweight champion Shane Carwin has suffered a knee injury and will not face Roy Nelson on Dec. 15, promotion president Dana White said Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | November 14, 2012
  10. Shane Carwin, Roy Nelson pass drug tests for TUF Finale bout on D...

    Franklin McNeil

    Heavyweights Shane Carwin and Roy Nelson have passed prefight drug tests for their Dec. 15 bout, Nevada State Athletic Commission executive director Keith Kizer said Friday.

    Story | Conversation | November 09, 2012
  11. 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
  12. Daniel Cormier ready for 'bigger things'

    Franklin McNeil

    The injury that forced Frank Mir out of their much-anticipated Nov. 3 showdown was a big blow to Daniel Cormier's career plans. Mir was just the kind of fighter Cormier had in mind for his final Strikeforce appearance: a marquee name, two-time fo...

    Blog | September 25, 2012
  13. Shane Carwin, Roy Nelson named next coaches for TUF

    Franklin McNeil

    Heavyweights Shane Carwin and Roy Nelson will be coaches on "The Ultimate Fighter" next season, UFC president Dana White said.

    Story | Conversation | July 12, 2012
  14. UFC's Dana White likes idea of Junior dos Santos-Cain Velasquez I...

    Franklin McNeil

    It appears that UFC president Dana White won't have to look far to find the next opponent for heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos.

    Story | Conversation | May 27, 2012
  15. UFC 146: Junior dos Santos stops Frank Mir, defends heavyweight t...

    Franklin McNeil

    Junior dos Santos defended his UFC heavyweight title for the first time by stopping Frank Mir in two lopsided rounds.

    Story | Conversation | May 26, 2012
  16. Roy Nelson to fight Dave Herman at UFC 146 as Gabriel Gonzaga wit...

    Franklin McNeil

    Heavyweight Roy Nelson will fight Dave Herman at UFC 146, as would-be opponent Gabriel Gonzaga has withdrawn from the fight with an undisclosed injury.

    Story | Conversation | May 02, 2012