In a perfect world, No. 12-ranked UFC Heavyweight Jared Rosholt would’ve happily faced perennial contender Roy Nelson in late February, presumably on the UFC Fight Night 84 card, and everything would’ve been fine and dandy.
Except he’s not. “Big Show” will collide with the power-punching juggernaut “Big Country” a few weeks earlier in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 82, which takes place this Saturday night (Feb. 6, 2016) inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
It was a minor inconvenience for the winner of three-straight Rosholt. However, the prolific wrestler from Oklahoma State University (OSU) is used to competing on the regular.
“I came from a wrestling background and when it was wrestling season, it was a grind all the time,” Rosholt told MMAmania.com. “You’d go to a tournament and have multiple matches in a day. It’s tough to do that, but to fight every three-to-four months is not all that hard to me.”
Rosholt, 29, is a three-time All-American, who averages two takedowns each time out. With a UFC record of 6-1, it’s been his wrestling that’s put to good use.
His hands, meanwhile, aren’t as fearsome, which is the reason Rosholt recently made an attempt to change that. Rosholt made the trip up to Colorado to spent time at Grudge Training Center, which has seen many mixed martial arts (MMA) greats, like Rashad Evans, grace its facility.
“The main thing for a big guy is to have other big guys to move around, which is a very hard thing for heavyweights to find, especially with established gyms like your Jackson’s and AKA’s,” Rosholt said. “Grudge happens to have a couple of heavyweights here and guys that foot the bill pretty good for Roy, like Josh Copeland, who I fought and he throws a very hard overhand. Justin Wren, ….View full article
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