Rothwell: I'm a gringo, but trained by Brazilians

 

That's reason enough to doubt his chances on Saturday, but Rothwell has a saving grace: coaches Luiz Claudio and Thiago Veiga. Both are Brazilian, and both have put Rothwell at ease this week after months of uncertainty.

"I don't want to get into details, but it's been both (physical and personal problems)," he said. "I'm recovering from the injury, things with my body. I've had other things going on. I have some coaches here helping me, but my main two coaches weren't able to make it with me out here, so I've just had some hard things to deal with.

"But I love Brazil. Brazil changed my life. I guess [Brazilian fans] don't know that. They don't realize how much my coaches from here have come here and are helping me. ... I'm a gringo, but I'm trained by Brazilians, and they've taken really good care of me. I've got Brazil on my back in a sense."

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mmavixen site profile image  

1/17/13 2:47 PM by mmavixen

Legit LOL

TVTFU Khal Dodo site profile image  

1/17/13 2:38 PM by TVTFU Khal Dodo

Love Luiz and Thiago. LCCT &  Rothwell MMA  all day

PermitMeFisticuffsBrother site profile image  

1/17/13 6:49 AM by PermitMeFisticuffsBrother

I hope Gonzaga wins so we can see his warface. also I dont like the shape of Rothwells Head - man looks like a potato

DoomFarmer site profile image  

1/16/13 7:07 PM by DoomFarmer

Never been a fan of Rothwell...not sure why.

philipee32 site profile image  

1/16/13 6:48 PM by philipee32

rothwell wins by ko. I dont think zag has anything for him.

Hocky Balboa site profile image  

1/16/13 4:59 PM by Hocky Balboa

Maybe the gringo ate your baby.

yellow wrkahlc site profile image  

1/16/13 4:52 PM by yellow wrkahlc

Gonzaga's finishing him in the second. He doesn't handal teh preshure wel.

OneGloveJimmerson site profile image  

1/16/13 4:49 PM by OneGloveJimmerson

Well that settles it, Im rooting for a Big Ben victory come Saturday

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1/16/13 4:47 PM by UGRBTT_Thatsjustlikeyouropinionman

""I don't want to get into details, but it's been both (physical and personal problems)," he said. "I'm recovering from the injury, things with my body. I've had other things going on. I have some coaches here helping me, but my main two coaches weren't able to make it with me out here, so I've just had some hard things to deal with."Fuuuuck