At the UFC Fight Night 68 event in New Orleans, Louisiana, UFC) heavyweight Ben Rothwell earned his third straight first-round victory over Matt Mitrione through a submission. Later during his victory speech, “Big Ben” said that his next step would be the No. 1 contender's bout. And he also expressed his desire to face vet Andrei Arlovski.
"My performances have slowed me down in the past. Now, I think I've made a case for myself and things are different. Three-fight win streak, three finishes, I think it's time we make something happen. I know the championship happens next week, I think Stipe (Miocic) has built up a good case and I think he should have the next challenge (for the title). So I think Andrei Arlovski and I should dance. He's ranked fourth and some people are already talking about him getting the next title shot. I think him and I should fight next. I know he has a bit of an injury and he's going to take some time off, but I'll be ready for him when he is."
Below is his post-match interview:
With Andrei at the No. 4 UFC heavyweight spot, the No. 9 Rothwell will be trying to turn tables. “The Pitbull” vs “The Big Ben” will definitely be one hell of a contest !!
(Source: mmamania)Published 09 Jun 2015, 11:39 IST