Roy Nelson isn't exactly the most 'athletic' heavyweight in the UFC, but he's made up for it with skill, a hard head, and an overall toughness. Recently Nelson was asked if he would consider using testosterone replacement therapy and here is his vague answer:
Having won The Ultimate Fighter 10, which drew the highest ratings of the franchise, Nelson did say he thought that he’d already left a mark on the fight game, even if his career were to end today. When asked what that mark is, he pointed to his proving of the old cliché to never judge a book by its cover.
"I think just more that it’s okay for fighters to have a self-esteem," he said. "I think I’ve kind of shown that that’s okay. And as long as you put the hard work in you can accomplish anything."
With all the talk about heading the NAC, and the types of things he would change, the topic of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) was brought up. Nelson, who is in the age bracket that some MMA fighters start filing for therapeutic use exemptions, said he has never taken it himself, but that he’s been offered or advised to "many of times."
And, even if he didn’t definitively state his moral attitude towards TRT, he did say (somewhat vaguely) that he’s at least given it some thought.
"Always considering it," he said. "Always considering what the commission gives you, but no…for the most part it is what it is."