Rothwell: ‘I’m not getting any respect’

June 9, 2015 1:07 pm by BJPENN.COM News

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UFC heavyweight Ben Rothwell isn’t feeling the love that he feels he deserves.

After beating Matt Mitrione this past weekend he gave one of the stranger post-fight speeches in recent memory, making bold statements very reminiscent of professional wrestling, and giving a creepy laugh at the end.

When asked about the antic at the post-fight press conference, Rothwell said he did it to make some noise because he’s always being overlooked.

“Inspiration, I think a lot of it comes from the writers right now in MMA. Constantly, I just feel like I’m overlooked and I’m not getting any respect”

“Everybody picked Mitrione. I kind of get used to it. I like it. Keep making me the underdog. I like putting a loss on your picks.”

“I think for the next fights that I want, I’m going to continue to be the underdog. And that’s just fine with me because you see it doesn’t make a difference.”

Did you catch his strange speech? Do you think Rothwell has what it takes to compete for a UFC title?

 

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