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Daniel Cormier and Roy Nelson show signed ‘fight contract’ for UFC 166 bout

Maggie Hendricks
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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."

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.

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