Originally Posted by John8204
Makes sense to me, a win over Nelson gives him likely a small step up in Struve or Browne win over either of those guys puts him in the top ten.
And Kongo is all about the stall when it comes to wrestling, he's a man with a particular set of skills (Greco-Roman wrestling), I think Mitrione can stay on his feet and get a real fight out of Nelson.
What i meant by that is he declined Cormier so he could get a better opponent for himself. I figured he meant more of a tune-up guy or sth like that and Nelson is very dangerous.