Roy Nelson: “I’m always down to fight anybody.”

UFC heavyweight Roy Nelson is quietly making his case for a title-shot with a trio of first-frame knockouts in his immediate rear-view mirror including a recent clubbing of Cheick Kongo. The 36-year old isn’t sure who he’ll be booked against next but he has his sights set on a few options, all of whom he sees as serving his purpose of competing for a belt before the end of 2013.

“Big Country” took some time to talk about his immediate future in an interview with Inside MMA where he also credited his financial gain from a couple of performance-based bonuses with helping him raise his skill-level as evident over the past few fights.

“I’ve taken that money that I’ve earned with these bonuses and re-invested in myself.”

“My biggest focus is Cain Velasquez and Antonio Silva. I’m eyeing that gold, but I’m always down to fight anybody.”

The full video with Nelson can be seen below:

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