January 16, 2017

Ben Rothwell Net Worth

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Ben Rothwell Net Worth: Ben Rothwell (born October 17, 1981) is an American mixed martial artist who competes as a Heavyweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is perhaps best known for competing for the Quad Cities Silverbacks of the IFL where he held an undefeated 9–0 record before leaving the promotion due to a contract dispute. He has also had one-fight stints in Affliction, M-1 Global, and King of the Cage. As of February 4, 2016, he is No. 5 in official UFC Heavyweight rankings.

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Rothwell is from Kenosha, Wisconsin, and both of his parents work in the restaurant business. His parents, Dan and Vicki, own a catering company. Rothwell is of Irish and Norwegian[2] descent. Rothwell was an active child but suffered a bout with spinal meningitis when he was six years old. He was in a coma and temporarily blind, while the disease made him almost obese. The young Rothwell, who struggled with his weight and identity in his adolescent years, was also troubled growing up, and was often involved in fighting and violence at Westosha Central High School. By the time he was a junior in high school, Rothwell knew that he enjoyed fighting and in 1999, at the age of 17, Rothwell began learning self-defense. In July of that same year, after Rothwell had been in three professional fights, he and a friend were involved in a car accident with a drunk driver. Rothwell’s friend, who was 19 years old, died two weeks later, and Rothwell suffered a significant head injury, in addition to broken ribs. The event changed Rothwell’s life, causing him to feel as though he has a purpose to complete.

Ben Rothwell Net Worth: $2 Million

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