Ben Rothwell is coming off consecutive, stoppage wins over Brandon Vera and Alistair Overeem, and the massive heavyweight hopes to take out another top contender next.
Due to the fact the 6’4, 260 pound plus fighter has gone 3-1 since 2012, Rothwell has worked his way into the #10 position at heavyweight. So, who does “Gentle Ben” want to battle next? Well, while talking to MMA Junkie.com Radio recently, here is what Rothwell had to say on that subject.
“I said Junior Dos Santos would be great,” Rothwell said. “Stipe (Miocic), especially after those two warred – and Stipe is a guy that’s on the top-10 that’s on a loss that I wouldn’t mind fighting because he is still ranked high. Andrei Arlovski, because he’s off of a win, he got bumped up ahead of me. All three guys are ranked ahead of me.”
“I can’t control who I’m going to fight, but I did ask. I said, ‘Please, I just want to fight somebody in the top-10 that’s ranked ahead of me.’ That’s who I’d like to fight. Obviously, preferably, you always want to fight a guy on a win.”
Dos Santos is sitting in the #2 position, after earning a decision victory over the #4 ranked Miocic in December. Arlovski, meanwhile, is ranked #7.
Really, all three of those match-ups have the potential to be very entertaining scraps.