CALLED OUT! Rothwell Wants Arlovski For Next Fight

Ben Rothwell Matt Mitrione

Ben Rothwell Matt Mitrione

Heavyweight Ben Rothwell put the rest of the division on notice last night after he viciously finished Matt Mitrione inside a round. Mitrione was looking to kick Rothwell out of the top ten with a victory at UFC Fight Night 68, but Rothwell had other plans in mind and will likely jump up a spot after his win.

Now, almost seven years after their first bout in Affliction, Rothwell wants to avenge his loss to Andrei Arlovski in his next fight.

“[Arlovski’s] ranked fourth, and some people are already talking about him getting the next title shot, so I think him and I should fight next,” Rothwell stated during the post fight press conference. “I know he’s got a little bit of an injury, so he’s going to take some time off. I’ll be ready for him when he heals.”

Stipe Miocic is likely next in line for a shot at UFC Heavyweight gold and Rothwell is fine with that; he feels Miocic has deserved the shot at the next champion. “I think Stipe has built up a good case. I think he should have the next challenge, and I think Andrei Arlovski and I should dance.”

Do you think Arlovksi vs. Rothwell would make for a good top contender fight after Miocic gets a shot at the title? Do you think Arlovski should jump over Miocic and be next in line? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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