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Ben Rothwell hopes Mark Indicators with firm, desires rematch

Ben Rothwell is concentrated on capturing the BKFC heavyweight championship, however sees some compelling potential fights on the horizon.

If all goes completely for Rothwell, he’ll defeat Todd Duffee on Saturday at BKFC: KnuckleMania 4 at Peacock Theater in Los Angeles, then go on to problem the winner of the night time’s co-main occasion between champ Lorenzo Hunt and Mick Terrill.

As soon as that’s completed, Rothwell, 42, stated he’ll assess the state of his profession.

“I feel if I’m going out and carry out the best way I’ve been, I feel there’s an excellent probability I can get myself to a title shot,” Rothwell instructed MMA Junkie Radio. “I’ve received to get by way of Todd Duffee. That’s the very first thing, an important factor – not simply get by way of him. I’ve received to make it look it good, too.

“I can’t simply win the belt. I’ve to stay round and defend it. That’s the plan: Maintain profitable so long as my physique holds up.”

If Rothwell will get by way of the following two fights and holds that BKFC belt, he stated it could be onerous to disregard the potential choices on the desk. He stated he’s heard rumblings of names like Roy Nelson, Cain Velasquez and even Mark Hunt as individuals who may be a part of BKFC’s heavyweight division.

He thinks Hunt, who he suffered a unanimous resolution loss in opposition to at UFC 135 in September 2011, is definitely the closest of the bunch to signing a BKFC contract.

If Hunt is finally introduced in, Rothwell stated that’s the type of combat he thinks could possibly be vital traction to each himself and the BKFC model.

“Clearly, there’s a number of speak of Mark Hunt coming in,” Rothwell stated. “Some persons are constructed totally different. He’s simply a particularly previous, robust man who has harmful fists. … I hear issues that he desires to get a pair fights in earlier than he would combat for the title. Then he’s received his individuals like, ‘He will get the following title combat.’ With out preventing in BKFC but? He’s good at selling. He’s a reputation that brings eyes to him, and that’s at all times what’s interesting to BKFC is guys which have that following and combat a sure manner.

“Mark Hunt has all of that. (It will be a) massive combat for me regardless that it could be a rematch. It’s a combat I want to get again.”

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