Ben Rothwell Says That He's Glad to Be Back After Long Layoff
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 01.16.2013
He had some physical and personal issues...
Ben Rothwell recently spoke about his fight this Saturday with Gabriel Gonzaga at UFC on F/X 7 after a nine-month layoff. Check out the highlights:
On his length time off due to injuries and personal issues: "It's been an extremely hard road, a hard training camp for me. There have been some obstacles to test me, to say the least. It's been a test, both mentally and physically. But here I am. I'm going to fight Saturday, and I made it through these trials. And that's it. I made it here, and I'm standing here with you."
On what the time off has been for: "I don't want to get into details, but it's been both (physical and personal problems). I'm recovering from the injury, things with my body. I've had other things going on. I have some coaches here helping me, but my main two coaches weren't able to make it with me out here, so I've just had some hard things to deal with. But I love Brazil. Brazil changed my life. I guess [Brazilian fans] don't know that. They don't realize how much my coaches from here have come here and are helping me. ... I'm a gringo, but I'm trained by Brazilians, and they've taken really good care of me. I've got Brazil on my back in a sense."