EXCLUSIVE: Carwin reveals Velasquez/Rothwell to fight for title next
In an EXCLUSIVE interview with MMABay, UFC heavyweight number one contender, Shane Carwin revealed that he has been told that the winner of the Cain Velasquez vs. Ben Rothwell fight at UFC 104 will fight for the title next.
When asked about the possibility of facing either Randy Couture or Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira somewhere down the line should he capture the title against Brock Lesnar, Carwin revealed:
“I was told that the winner of the Brock fight will likely face the winner of the Cain and Rothwell fight at UFC 104.”
As fans will remember who have followed the situation over the past couple of weeks, Carwin was originally set to face Velasquez on the UFC 104 card in October. When Lesnar decided he wanted to fight again this year, Carwin was moved to UFC 106 to oppose the champion and Affliction import, Rothwell, was brought in to fill the void.
Now it seems that more than just bragging rights is on the line in Los Angeles on October 24th between these two heavyweight monsters, with a shot at the title likely to come late spring next year.
By Rory Logan.
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