Ben Rothwell is happy that BKFC doesn’t have a heavyweight limit.
“Even in the world of MMA, I was a super heavyweight,” Rothwell said.
“But we’re in boxing now, baby. I get to be me. I could tell. I know you guys and other people, you were a little worried about me (like), ‘What is this guy doing?’ No, you see it didn’t affect my speed.”
“That was my body begging for many years, crying and begging, ‘Ben, stop making me cut 30 pounds. This f*cking sucks,’” Rothwell said.
“People think, ‘Oh, heavyweights just take a sh*t to make weight.’ Well, yeah, guys that are 260, 270. As you can see, maybe in a different life I was supposed to be a 330-pound defensive lineman. People don’t understand how fast I can run a (40-yard dash). When I was younger, I was running a (4.4-second) 40 at 280 pounds. It’s true.
“I feel good, natural at 290 pounds. I know that freaks people out, because there’s not many 290-pound guys that do what I can do.”