Ben Rothwell puts UFC Heavyweight division on noticePosted on June 25, 2012, 04:35 PM by Mike Drahota
Set to face up-and-coming talent Travis Browne at UFC on Fox 4 on August 4th, veteran Heavyweight Ben Rothwell has made drastic changes to his training. The changes appeared to have helped him out, as he scored a brutal knockout of Brendan Schaub at UFC 145 last April. Now Rothwell has come out with a bold statement heading into his Los Angeles bout this summer:
"I'll openly say, the winner of this fight is going to go on and win the heavyweight title.” - via MMAJunkie.com
Quite the bold prediction from a fighter who sits at 2-2 in the UFC, but Rothwell is obviously not lacking in confidence after changing his diet and quitting watching film on his opponents so he would not become rigid in his expectations of them. Rothwell also has the belief that he can help the UFC gain better rating with his performances, summing it up:
"This is exciting for me because it is a statement. The ratings have kind of been all over the place. I don't think the ratings have been as strong as they could be. I think Aug. 4 is going to be a good card, for sure. I think it's going to be a turning point."
Ben Rothwell has his sights set on lofty goals in the UFC. Will they come true? Only time will tell, but the newly revamped Rothwell left his fellow Heavyweights with the following words to chew on:
"Good luck to the rest of the guys. I'm coming for you, and it's going to happen. People are going to start crying real soon.”