UFC Heavyweight Ben Rothwell Roasts Fan for Recent Comments

Published 06/29/2021, 2:01 PM EDT


UFC heavyweight, Ben Rothwell was the subject of a tweet recently. A section of MMA fans have started to criticize Ciryl Gane for his fighting style recently. Gane keeps a safe approach in his fights and moves in and out of the distance, frustrating his opponents.

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While the flair of the Frenchman is soothing to some, others discredit his style. They don’t get the feeling of a heavyweight fight without a ferocious approach from the fighter. One fan pointed that out and said Gane is actually the type of heavyweight fans should cherish to see rather than the likes of Rothwell.

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People call for technical HW’s and then criticize Gane, bcus they secretly love the fat, sloppy chaos typical of Heavyweight MMA. Gane is everything the people asked for, but they can’t stand that they actually prefer Ben Rothwell and Chris Barnetts haymakers and jiggling tits,” wrote the fan.

Jiggle this you sloppy pu**y , fu*k off,” Rothwell responded. It is a unique exchange, to say the least. While Gane’s style is a thing of beauty, the likes of Rothwell are entertaining as well. Their wild style brings a different layer to the game.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – OCTOBER 11: (L-R) Ben Rothwell punches Marcin Tybura of Poland in their heavyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event inside Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on October 11, 2020 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

So, it’s hard to discredit either one of them. It’s better for the fans to actually enjoy both types of fighters. Not just one style defines the UFC and its heavyweight division. It’s better for the fans to realize that.

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What’s next for Ben Rothwell?

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The 39-year-old is coming off a submission win against Chris Barnett in his last fight, He has now won 3 out of his last 5 fights in the UFC. He is expected to have a higher-ranked opponent in his next outing.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – OCTOBER 09: Ben Rothwell poses on the scale during the UFC weigh-in on October 09, 2020 on UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC)

However, Rothwell has just fought in March. He is expected to have some time off before eventually returning to the UFC Octagon. Who the UFC matches him up against next, remains to be seen.

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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