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Big Ben is a replacement fighter in JDS vs Ben Rothewell in UFC Zagreb.

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  1. Klopp's Shining Teeth Ultimate Fedorist Platinum Member

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    So Ben told Ariel on MMA hour that this match was first meant to be Browne vs JDS. But Browne pulled out due to injured foot & he stepped in. Before that UFC told him to wait & he doesn't have to take this match. But according to Ben, he just didn't want to sit back fr 10 months while doing nothing, Especially when other contenders can surpass him.

    He sold that match pretty well by saying, JDS is a big challenge with a win over Stipe, Werdum & Cain & an ex-champ so if he can beat him that will give his title contention talk a big boost. SO there's that. Can't say I disagree with him. He is taking a smart approach.

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    His talk starts at 27:52.
     
  2. Kingofthestreets king of the streets

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    I'm with Big Ben, jds had his time/shot
     
  3. Cry0Therapy737 Brown Belt

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    Browne would have been the first fatality in UFC history if he had took that sorry ass Edmond boxing in there with Junior.

    Props to Ben for being active and taking a pretty tough fight.
     
  4. Evangelion Gold Belt

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    Yea someone else said this earlier. Jds vs Browne- would of been fireworks
     
  5. Gunny Gold Belt

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    You know what, this may be the first time I was ever interested in a Ben Rothwell fight.
     
  6. BisexualMMA Don't Put My Name in the Name of Steroids!

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    Ben is like HW Cerrone.
     
  7. cumafish Silver Belt

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    They both hate long training camps I guess...
     
  8. scorpipede there's too many of us

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    Love it! This guy is killing it lately. Doing everything right.
     
  9. GusLost Banned Banned

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    If the JDS that fought Overeem shows back up, Big Ben by whatever he wants
     
  10. Le Choad Purple Belt

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    Why the fuck would they give Browne a contender and sit Big Ben on the sidelines for 10 months?

    Does the ufc not realize the fans hate Travis and love Ben?

    Ronda must have pull for her bf as well.
     
  11. aerozeppelin Purple Belt

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    more reason to root for big ben
     
  12. GordaoPreguico Red Belt

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    I want to say youre wrong but sadly I can't.
     
  13. ejazahmednit Brown Belt

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    i believe JDS is shot mentally, so big ben can pull it off
     
  14. Evangelion Gold Belt

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    Wait so we bitch about the JDS vs Ben matchup not being fair to him but we also bitch they didn't give it to him in the first place?
     
  15. Le Choad Purple Belt

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    "We" ?

    Try again buddy.
     
  16. trblesome1 Silver Belt

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    People acting like Junior isn't still dangerous

    I don't agree
     
  17. Meathead Jock WAR ASKREN

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    Big Ben should have demanded they allow him to wear his mask and cape this time in exchange for stepping up for the company. The evil villain needs to return!
     
  18. Cannon00 Orange Belt

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    If the jds who fought stipe shows up Big Ben probably KOs him. Otherwise I think jds will take this.
     
  19. piglord Black Belt

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    i disagree, jds in any form wins this. very favourable stylistic matchup for jds.
     
  20. Ianstaine Purple Belt

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    Its frustrating as a fan of Ben to see him go from overeem to meathead, to barnett. And all of those victorys quite impressive and still he seems to be a few fights away. These fights are fun though and ill be watching
     

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