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Ben Rothwell Claims Travis Browne Is a “Man-Whore” Who Made Ronda Rousey His “Sugar Mama”

January 8, 2017 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris

Sirius XM’s Fight Club recently interviewed UFC heavyweight fighter Ben Rothwell, who had some harsh words for former UFC champion Ronda Rousey. He also had some harsher words for her boyfriend, UFC heavyweight fighter Travis Browne. Below are some highlights from the interview (via MMAjunkie).

Rothwell on why he has no problem slamming Travis Browne: “I have no problems talking (expletive) on him because he brings (expletive) on himself. He’s one of the guys – I try to be nice to him and cool, and the more I learn about him, the more of his history, he’s one of those guys that’s just a man-whore. He’s a phony, and a lot of (expletive) pisses me off with him. Why did you suddenly leave a great camp that made him good and move to a (expletive) gym that’s got a lot of guys losing? For me, I think it was a financial thing. He went there and found a sugar mama in his girlfriend. He’s just looking to get himself taken care of. He’s got some brains in, like, ‘Why should I fight? I’ll just get her to pay for everything.’ It’s a good financial move on his part, but it hasn’t done his personal career any good and a lot of people think the guy has regressed and he’s not getting any better. He’s lost his footwork, he’s lost a lot of different things that made him good. We’re going to find out with Derrick Lewis. Is the guy going to get motivated? That’s one thing about our sport you can look like you’re just out of it and forgotten about then next thing you know you can resurge yourself.”

Rothwell on why the fighters need the media: “It’s taken (me) only 17 years to figure this out, because we need the media and if the fighters ever forget that the media is the reason we are here. I fought in the dark ages. The media’s the only reason the sport survived. This sport was going to get banned at one time and I was there for all that (expletive). I didn’t fight for fame and money. I fought because I love to fight and the media is the reason this thing blew up and got where it’s at. We do all need to work together. We’re a team in this thing.

Rothwell on Ronda Rousey: “What matters is now. What’s she going to do now? What matters is six months from now if she walks away from the sport and never fights again, she never has to have her name brought up again. If she can’t come back from everything she’s been through and being put on such a high pedestal and making waves, then she loses two fights and she doesn’t come back from that? Well, then she’s a loser and she never was a champion.”

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