Daniel Cormier plans to drop to light heavyweight before the end of the year, but he wants one more fight at heavyweight before then.
As it happens, he recently signed on to fight Roy Nelson at UFC 166.
Well, he signed his name—and apparently Nelson's too—on a piece of lined paper that is titled "UFC 166" in bubble letters.
Are there any lawyers out there who can confirm the validity of this type of commitment?
Cormier tweeted a photo of the "contract" to Nelson with the words "I'm in!!!" scribbled below all the fight details.
The highlights include Cormier's show and win money to be $$$ and Nelson's win bonus listed as "No point."
Cormier made his UFC debut earlier this year, outdueling Frank Mir in a decisive three-round affair, and he'll be looking to build on that success before the year is out.
Nelson is a curious choice of opponent, however, since he still hasn't re-signed with the UFC. But maybe Cormier can help the promotion out with that by scribbling Nelson's name on another scrap of paper.
"Big Country" faltered badly in his last outing, taking a 15-minute thrashing by the hand of Stipe Miocic. Still, he remains a legitimate top-10 heavyweight, and a popular one at that.
Cormier vs. Nelson is a match fans would have little difficulty in getting behind. Nelson just needs to be convinced that it is in his best interest to return to the promotion.
Apparently he at least holds some interest in fighting Cormier. Nelson tweeted back:
If only tweets and homemade crafts passed as legal documents, we'd have a nice heavyweight tilt to look forward to.