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Ben Rothwell reacts to bizarre post-fight interview: 'I guess you got to make some noise, right?'

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Following his first-round submission victory over Matt Mitrione at last night's (June 6, 2015) UFC Fight Night 68 event from inside Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana (highlights), Ben Rothwell gave one of the most unusual post-fight victory speeches.

Evil villain laugh included.

But, instead of telling you about it, check it out for yourself one more time courtesy of FOX Sports:

When asked during the post-fight press conference (video replay here) about the speech and where he drew the inspiration from, Rothwell revealed it stemmed from constantly being counted out by the mixed martial arts (MMA) media.

"I guess you got to make some noise, right? I got to get people to pay attention. When you say inspiration, I think a lot of it comes from the writers right now in MMA. Constantly i feel like I'm getting overlooked and I'm not getting any respect. Again I was the underdog tonight on the writers column; everybody picked Mittrione. I'm getting used to it, I like it, keep making me the underdog. Keep doing it, I like putting a loss on your picks there. I guess I'll keep being the underdog in my next fights, and that's fine with me because as you can see, it doesn't make a difference."

The victory gave "Big Ben" his third straight first-round win and will likely give him a big boost when the new rankings are released this week.

He seems to be doing the right things inside the Octagon, but is he saying the right stuff to get on the radar, too?

For complete results from UFC Fight Night 68: "Boetsch vs. Henderson," including play-by-play updates, click here.

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