Daniel Cormier beat Frank Mir in April. Since then, he's been pushing for a new fight, and wants Roy Nelson. The two had a war of words after Nelson called Cormier an "Uncle Tom," and they both have been pushing for a fight.
The only problem? Nelson's loss to Stipe Miocic was the last bout on his UFC contract. He has reportedly been negotiating for a new contract, but hasn't yet signed on the dotted line.
Cormier wants to fight Nelson at UFC 166, where his teammate Cain Velasquez will fight Junior dos Santos in a title bout. Instead of continuing to wait to for word from Nelson or the UFC, Cormier pulled out a sheet of loose leaf paper and drew up his own contract. He tweeted it to Nelson, who returned it "signed."
— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) July 18, 2013
If only it were that simple. Hopefully, the UFC and Nelson can come to an agreement on the contract because it could be a fun bout. Nelson had a terrible showing in a decision loss to Miocic. Before that, he had three straight knockout wins. Cormier, a two-time Olympic wrestler, is 12-0. He won the Strikeforce heavyweight grand prix, and then won his UFC debut with a decision over Mir.