Posted by Stickan
They're team mates now (MFS) so I doubt they'll ever fight each other again. As far as Rothwells skills go I think he'd get a gatekeeper status in the UFC if even that. He'd beat Herring but not Werdum, he'd beat Carmello but not Arlovski etc.
I agree. Rothwell is certainly UFC-caliber, but without some luck or further improvement (neither of which is impossible, of course) he wouldn't be a Contender. I'd be surprised if he hasn't thought about testing himself in the UFC before he's past his physical prime, but he's also the favorite for the vacant IFL Heavyweight belt.
p.s. Rothwell fought Sylvia once before, as puppetmaster mentioned. Sylvia won, but I haven't seen it, so I don't know if it was a beating or a fight.