Ben Rothwell Says Offer to Replace Mirko “Cro Cop” Was “Denied”
By FCF Staff
It didn’t take Ben Rothwell long to offer up his services as a replacement for Mirko “Cro Cop”, but the heavyweight says the UFC has turned him down.
Recently it was reported that “Cro Cop” has withdrawn from the November 21st, UFC FN 79 card, due to a shoulder injury. The legendary fighter has also reportedly retired.
Following the news, Rothwell recently tweeted out this:
— Big Ben Rothwell (@RothwellFighter) November 10, 2015
Rothwell was scheduled to fight Stipe Miocic at UFC FN 76 in October, but the latter had to pull out as a result of an injury.
The 34 year-old Rothwell (35-9) has won three straight, and most recently, he submitted Matt Mitrione in June.