Rothwell returns after two year suspension against Ivanov

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  1. Wild

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    Heading into Ben Rothwell’s bout against Junior Dos Santos in 2016, the Wisconsinite had carved himself out a spot as one of the UFC’s top heavyweights. A four fight win streak, including a KO over Alistair Overeem and the only true submission loss of former champion Josh Barnett’s long MMA career, had put ‘Big’ Ben in sniffing distance of possible title contention.

    The 3 years since that win over Barnett, however, have brought nothing but setbacks. Rothwell lost his fight to JDS; a dominant decision win for the Brazilian. Following which, a knee injury scuppered the chance at a quick bounce-back against former champion Fabricio Werdum. The ‘Vai Cavalo’…


    Rothwell returns after two year suspension, faces Ivanov in March
     
  2. Ricky Bobby

    Ricky Bobby I apparently look like a Jewish accountant

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    Ben wins by pure strength and determination

    I’m not kidding when I say this but I wanted to tweet him asking what the fuck is going on with him.....he’s the GOAT
     
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    Should be a good (if brief) fight. Two tough dudes.
     
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    He should have never been suspended in the first place. He was just pulsing.
     
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  5. Jesus X

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    he should go challenge for the LHW title they will allow P.E.D use.
     
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    He better not have any stray picograms lurking around in his system
     
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    Hope he gets a win, but i hope he don’t do the ridiculous evil laugh.
     
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    Why? It is allowed after all.
     
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    Willthiswork I'd rather have 4 quarters than 100 pennies.

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    The picograms couldn't be contained.


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    Fixed that for ya...
     
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    If PED's didn't exist, Ben Rothwell would be a total nightmare for other heavyweights to contend with.
     
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    love this so much. when he retires, i hope they do a Dancing with the Stars 2-hour special, with Ben learning how to disco dance over several weeks
     
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    I like ben, fun fighter
     
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  15. Willthiswork

    Willthiswork I'd rather have 4 quarters than 100 pennies.

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    Wait.. I'm confused.

    Do you mean PED testing? Since he's been suspended for testosterone twice it's not like he's been clean and every other fighter has been dirty.
     
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    I think everyone is using.
    I think his body type is ideally suited to the rigors of drug-free training and fighting at heavyweight.
     
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