It seems that Daniel Cormier is finally moving past his feud with Roy “Big Country” Nelson’s beard.
Cormier originally stated at a Q&A prior to UFC 163 that he would ask the athletic commission to look at Big Country’s facial hair situation, in the hopes that they would require him to make it a little less… messy.
“The thing about the beard is it doesn’t seem to be well-kept, so I’m going to request that there’s a rubber band in it and that it comes straight down,” Cormier said. “Also, I’m going to ask that they put his hair in two plaits off to the side. Part it down the middle, plait it on the sides. I don’t want it all in my face.”
For what it’s worth, Dana White agreed with Cormier’s assessment. That doesn’t seem to have affected the situation though, as Cormier recently reported at an open workout that, “There’s nothing we can do, boys.”
“It’s official. There is no law or rule against his beard,” he added. “He can wear it as long as he wants it. He can go out there looking like a grizzly bear if he wants.”
“I was going to make him [trim or braid it] if they let me, but they didn’t. Initially, it was a joke. A lot of fans really like Roy. Roy’s a good guy to like. He’s cool. He has the beard. He’s a little heavier. People like Roy. So they got offended by it.”
Cormier and Nelson will meet this weekend as part of the PPV card of UFC 166.