Rothwell issues warning to UFC heavyweight division

by Steven Marrocco | source: mmajunkie.com
 

"I'll openly say, the winner of this fight is going to go on and win the heavyweight title," Rothwell told MMAjunkie.com Radio.

"In the shape that I'm in at 265, and some of these guys are fast at 240 (or) 235 pounds, they feel they have an advantage," Rothwell said. "Well, what happens when one of the guys who's 265 who's in just as good of shape if not better than the guys who are 240 and used to being faster? What are they going to do when the guy who's the biggest in the division is faster than them, more conditioned than them, (and) has better technique than them?

"People are going to start crying real soon."

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Burl site profile image  

6/27/12 4:21 PM by Burl

I would like to see 200, 225 and 275 as the cruiserweight, light heavyweight and heavyweight classes. I think it fits well with the other weight classes and would encourage more weight class switching and potential fights.

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6/27/12 10:16 AM by BobD

  From Daily Motion, IFL days   Embed not working for some reason... here's the link instead: www.dailymotion.com/video/x2ybpc_rothwell-vs-nelson-recap_sport

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6/27/12 7:45 AM by Allen Hood

What an idiot is like to see Nelson blast his head off

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6/27/12 6:28 AM by shifty24

This guy craaaazy. Can't see him competing with JDS or any of the top 5 HWs even

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6/26/12 3:40 PM by markiz

He was talking about himself."I'll openly say, the winner of this fight is going to go on and win the heavyweight title,"That's about him vs Browne. I don't think he assumes he'll lose that fight and besides Browne isn't 265.

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6/26/12 3:33 PM by circa305

He was not talking about himself. Reading comprehension...."What happens when one of the guys who's 265 who's in just as good of shape if not better than the guys who are 240?What are they going to do when the guy who's the biggest in the division is faster than them, more conditioned than them, (and) has better technique than them?

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6/26/12 1:49 PM by JeffersonDArcyChoke

Did Ben suddenly need TRT?Just odd that at his age he is shedding body fat, increasing strength and speed and at a rate far greater than when he was in his early 20's. Ben drastically changed his body before the Schaub fight and I've heard he is even more yoked up now. I'm wondering if this was prayers and vitamins, milk and steak, finally worrying about his diet or asking his doctor why he has been so sluggish and lost interest in things he once loved.

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6/26/12 1:34 PM by MarcusRenatoBlackBelt

should be every division separated by 4 lbs.... and then every weight should have a 4 championship belts just like boxing. WBC WBO IBF and WBA... for the regional promotions they should have intercontinental belts like the WWF. Catch weight belts would be fun, and open-weight belts. if a fighter loses in a championship fight but wins the grappling or striking by out-boxing his opponent, he should win a segment of the title , like when Sonnen outwrestled Silva he could be the middleweight takedown champion until someone out-wrestled him. One problem with that is it would be difficult to track. Another problem is the interpretation of someone who was out-wrestled because he stopped 15/16 takedowns.... who wins it, the guy who stopped the takedowns 15 times or the guy that finally got one takedown (if the other guy didn't get any takedowns).