It took Roy Nelson less than a minute to knock out Dave Herman at UFC 146 on May 26.

Coming off the win, “Big Country” joined the Sherdog Radio Network’s “Beatdown” show to discuss whom he’d like to fight next, whether he’d use testosterone replacement therapy and more.

On why he lobbied for a fight against Cain Velasquez at UFC 146: “Actually fans wanted it, and I was just all for it. I think you guys have him ranked like No. 2 in the world. It just makes sense because I’ve got to go off the press on how the rankings are.”

On whether he really cares about rankings: “Actually the rankings don’t mean crap to me, as in like me personally. The fans read basically blogs or whoever has a web site, and they’re basically misguided. It’s just about educating the fans. I think that’s really -- it’s just more disheartening that a lot of fans will read a lot of different things and then pick up things.”

On Shane Carwin being ranked: “He’s definitely one of the upper guys, but I’m assuming you’ve got to win to get in the top 10. I mean, I’m always trying to understand how the top 10 [works]. I think MMA Weekly has Stefan Struve at No. 10. … I think you guys had [Antonio Silva] at No. 10 right before he fought Cain, but then he gets beat up pretty good and then he’s still No. 10. That’s why I’m like, ‘Huh?’ That just doesn’t make sense.”

On his haircut and his mullet: “It’s market research. Research says they love the mullet. Women love it because I guess their men can’t grow it, and then men, there’s people that just love it and then there’s the guys that just can’t grow hair. I’m not a hairy guy. The only thing I can grow is on my head.”

On fighters getting exemptions to use testosterone: “I think now it’s a way that they can legally do it. The thing is, everybody does it anyways regardless of if they’ve got the exemption or not. Now it’s like, ‘Oh, now because I’ve got a couple of more bucks, I can do it with a doctor.’”

On whether he’d ever use performance enhancers: “I think maybe next year. Because I’ve had low testosterone probably for like the last, I don’t know, four years.”

On whether he’s being serious about having low testosterone: “Yes, I’ve been tested to see and stuff, but I like to always just try to go out there and try to be the man that I am and just go out there and fight.”

On why he was tested: “When I did that, I think I was pressured into a fight and I’d just had knee surgery. I wanted to see how fast I was going to recoup. It was literally like knee surgery and then I got a call the day after saying, ‘Hey, can you fight? … Can you be ready in four months?’”

On why fighters have low testosterone levels: “Usually it’s because your age, but usually [with] some of these other guys that are like, I guess, 25 to, I’d say, under 33, usually it’s because they already abused it one time in their life.”

On whether he’d really consider testosterone replacement therapy: “You know what? My wife says all the time yes, but until I feel like my body’s broken down or I’ve got one wheel left or something, I don’t know. It’s one of those things that I’m glad that there’s, I guess, a way out.”

On whether fighters getting testosterone use exemptions are cheating: “It’s not even those guys. The thing is, I know a lot of guys that are actually doing what they’re not supposed to be doing. I know that on a personal level. That versus the other guys that are using the system -- there’s nothing wrong with using the system if that’s how the system is set up.”

On whom he’d like to fight next: “I just want a money fight. But if not, I’ve always wanted to fight [Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira]. I’ll take the winner out of Big Nog and Cheick Kongo. I’d love that fight. Of course JDS, Frank [Mir]. There’s so many out there. I’ll even take the little black guy on the UFC roster where it says TBA. Because if you’re in the UFC, you’re the best in the world. You can fight that guy and be the next title contender. Brock did it.”

Listen to the full interview (beginning at 1:21:22).

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