It seems that the trash talk of Ben Rothwell seems to be paying off, after all.
Rothwell has awoken a giant when he slammed Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva for his testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) usage. He claimed that the effects of the banning of TRT will impact how fighters like “Bigfoot” Silva will perform now that they’re off of it and proceeded to call Silva a “punching bag”.
“Bigfoot” didn’t like that so much.
“I will answer him inside the Octagon,” Silva said of Rothwell via. MMAFighting. “I know I need to win first, and then ask for a fight against him. On that day, I will answer him.”
“I didn’t TRT my entire life and fought great fighters, like Fedor Emelianenko, Alistair Overeem, Andrei Arlovski, Travis Browne, etc, and that was never an issue,” Silva explained. “That becomes an issue when you do it for a long time, and then have to stop using it.”
Unfortunately for Rothwell, Silva is currently tied up training for his upcoming fight at UFC 190 against unranked Soa Palelei. If “Bigfoot” can make it past Palelei, do you want to see him fight Rothwell? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!
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