BEEF! Rothwell And Mitrione Go At It On Twitter

October 15, 2015 8:40 am by BJPENN.COM News
Ben Rothwell Matt Mitrione

Back in June of this year UFC heavyweights Ben Rothwell and Matt Mitrione met in the octagon. Things seemed to be going OK for ‘Meathead’ until he went for an ill advised takedown and got caught in a choke. Rothwell forced him to tap out and won the fight, before giving quite the memorable post fight speech.

Rothwell was set to fight top ranked Stipe Miocic at next Saturday’s UFC Fight Night: Dublin, but a last minute injury to Miocic forced the fight to be canceled.

The UFC were trying to find a last second replacement, but apparently couldn’t get anything locked down.

However, Mitrione was campaigning for the fight and after it was announced that the fight was all together canceled he took to Twitter to call out Rothwell for apparently not accepting the rematch.

Check it out!

Now let’s be real. It doesn’t make a lot of sense on Rothwell’s part to take that fight. It’s on short notice, against a guy you just beat. What is there to gain for him? Of course Rothwell wants to get that rematch and try to avenge his loss, but realistically he should probably just focus on getting a few more wins first against other fighters, than look for a rematch.

What do you guys think, would you have liked to have seen these two fight again? And what do you guys think of Mitrione’s constant Twitter warfare, it seems like he’s getting into it with everyone these day?

Plus, on top of all that, Mitrione already has a fight booked against Travis Browne, set for January 17, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 81. Maybe just worry about that fight for now. Anyway, UFC Fight Night Dublin will proceed, just without it’s big heavyweight co-main event.

Give us your thoughts, sounds off in the comments!


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