Ben Rothwell competed in the UFC for a total of 12 years. He signed on with the group in 2009, when there were no gear sponsors and fighters could wear whatever they want inside the Octagon.
Rothwell, then 40 years old, retired from the UFC in 2021 and joined BKFC in April of that year. This new professional path has brought him nothing but happiness.
“Yeah, no knock on the UFC. I left on great terms and everything is good, but it did become a little bit of a cookie cutter,” Ben said.
“Everybody is dressed the same, everyone looks the same, and kind of took the personalities away. That’s just a fact. It’s nothing none of us don’t know already.
“While this, I get to kind of become myself again. I always talk about the guy you’re talking to now isn’t the guy that fights. I’m certainly known to have a light switch, and on fight night, I definitely have a persona that comes out.”
At BKFC 30 on October 1, Rothwell will make his debut against Bobo O’Bannon.