It took Big Ben Rothwell just under two minutes to slap on a fight-ending choke on the Blackzilian-trained Matt Mitrione Saturday night in New Orleans. The two heavyweights went guns blazing early and the result was that a 34-9 33-year-old veteran schooled a 36-year-old 9-3 former pro football player turned fighter.
Then this happened. Jon Anik raised the mic for Rothwell’s post-fight interview and a madman took over. Well played Mr. Rothwell, well played. The only downside is Anik interrupting Rothwell’s dramatic pause and asking follow-up questions when none was needed. But we love this version of Big Ben and can’t wait to see what he has in store for us next.
He called out Andrei Arlovski at the post-fight presser and we like that match-up! Let us know what you thought of Rothwell’s promo and who you’d like to see him fight next.