Yes, if you saw Saturday’s card, then chances are your jaw dropped pretty, pretty low, when Rothwell caught Matt Mitrione with a fight ending go go choke. After all, the 6’4 tall, 260 pound plus heavyweight showcased some pretty flashy skills, by squashing Mitrione’s shot and then subbing him with that choke.
But, if that wasn’t enough to get people buzzing, Rothwell served up a mind blowing, eye brow raising, post-fight speech. If you didn’t see it, you have to watch it below. If you did see it, then chances are you’ve clicked on this post with the plan of viewing it again…
As you’ll see, Rothwell is calling for a spot in a #1 contender spot fight, following this latest victory. The 33 year-old was ranked #9 in the heavyweight division heading into Saturday’s card, and has won three in a row, all by stoppage (Rothwell was coming off finish victories over Alistair Overeem and Brandon Vera).
Will he get that fight? Maybe not, but there’s a good chance Rothwell will face a top five contender.