UFC 145: Brendan Schaub Says He's Gonna Be in Ben Rothwell's Face

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UFC heavyweight Brendan Schaub will look to rebound from his August knockout loss to Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira when he faces Ben Rothwell at next month's UFC 145 event in Atlanta.

Schaub says he's going to bring a battle to Rothwell's doorstep:

These guys know when they fight me, it's going to be one hell of a fight. I expect the best Ben Rothwell. And I know it's cliche to say and everyone says, 'Oh, that's something fighters say all the time,' but when I say it, it's obviously true. The previous guys he's fought, when they rocked Ben, they don't have the cardio, they rock Ben, they use it as a way to recover themselves.

I'm not like that. It's going to be 15 minutes of me in his face. I can do it all. You want to strike? Let's do that. It's going to be a short night, though. I think if you have to list a top three toughest guys in the heavyweight division, he's right up there. Everyone's tough in the UFC but he's a different caliber of tough. But just being tough isn't going to get you the belt.

I guarantee people walk away from this fight talking about my performance rather than the main event or anyone else on the card.

I had no idea that Rothwell was still in the UFC. Seriously. He's 1-2 during his UFC tenure and has never looked to be much more than merely passable as a heavyweight fighter. This fight should be his last one in the UFC.

This is a gimme fight for Schaub—a way for him to get an easy win after losing his momentum against Nogueira—and I fully expect him to capitalize.

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