Rothwell on Why He Hasn’t Accumulated Much Damage

By Staff Sep 24, 2011
Ben Rothwell (Pictured), on “The Savage Dog Show,” giving his perspective on his career:

“The difference between my fights and say, Pedro Rizzo’s and [Antonio Rodrigo] Nogueira’s, is [they’re] great fighters, but most of the 31 wins I’ve had, I’ve ended in the first round without even getting a scratch. Those guys have had wars, beaten to a pulp, and then they would win the fights. There’s no way around it -- that takes a toll on your body. I’ve had a couple of scraps and I’ve been beat on a bit but not nearly as much as other guys that have had a lot of fights like me. Blame it on the competition level or whatever; I’m fine with it. I’m happy with where I’m at. I just take all those fights as experience. I’m going into the UFC, my next fight I’m 0-0. That’s just how I feel. I’m a new man and I don’t care about the past. It was all a learning experience and I’m just worried about the future.”

Listen to the full interview (beginning at 1:29:20).
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