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Roy Nelson: Bout With Cormier Wasn’t a Fight, I Want a Rematch

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Having most recently dropped a unanimous decision to Daniel Cormier, UFC heavyweight Roy Nelson has expressed interest in a rematch.

In a recent interview with Hub TV, Nelson said, “I didn’t feel like it was a fight, just a good sparring match.”

“Big Country” refrained from insulting Cormier directly, he just explained his frustration with how the fight went down.

“I just got out pointed. It’s nothing against Daniel. You know, Daniel – excellent game plan, played it to a tee. I just wish I had two more rounds. That’s about it. Daniel won that night, and he was the better guy. I’d definitely like to do a rematch. I’d fight anybody that I ever lost to.”

Cormier is currently cutting down to light heavyweight, so unfortunately for Nelson, he probably won’t get his shot at a rematch against the former Olympian anytime soon.

Nelson is currently on a two-fight losing streak, having lost to Stipe Miocic prior to his bout with Cormier.

The UFC has not made any official announcements on who his next opponent will be.

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Steve Sohanaki
Steve became interested in combat sports when he joined his high school’s wrestling team as freshman. His experience as a wrestler sparked his interest in mixed martial arts when he recognized the compatibility between the two sports. From there, he continued to wrestle all throughout college until he earned his bachelor’s degree in history. Steve’s interests in combat sports center mostly around grappling, but he’s also interested in the history of the sport and where it’s headed in the future.