Jared Rosholt, younger brother of UFC veteran Jake Rosholt, is off to an unbeaten start to his MMA career. At Legacy 13 he will face a stiff test in Derrick Lewis, who has proven to be the most dangerous heavyweight in Texas.
Examiner: Tell us a little about yourself and how you got into the sport.
Rosholt: I got into the sport of MMA after watching my brother compete at it in the UFC. When I finished my college wrestling career I was ready to do something different, but not ready to quit competing at a high level so, that’s how I got into the sport.
Examiner: Your brother is a highly regarded fighter as well, and had a run in the UFC. What have you learned from him about the game?
Rosholt: I’ve learned a lot of things about the game from him. He’s taught me a lot on technique and also a lot on just the transition into being an MMA fighter.
Examiner: Your opponent, Derrick Lewis, represents a big step up in competition for you. Is this the kind of fight you have building up for?
Rosholt: I guess you could call it a step up in MMA competition. I’ve competed at the highest level of wrestling other than the Olympics and even then I’ve worked out with many Olympians. This fight is one that I’ve been building up for not personally with Lewis but anybody with a good record.
Examiner: Derrick is obviously very dangerous standing. How important is it for you to get this fight to the ground as soon as possible? Or do you feel good enough about your standup to trade with him?
Rosholt: I’ve been working stand up very hard for the past year. We’ve had a new striking coach for that time (didn’t have one before) and have really paid attention to the styles of great standup fighters and taken from them. As far as taking him down, it’s not really if as much as when I decide to.
Examiner: Both of you have finished every one of your wins. Is it important for you to be known as a finisher?
Rosholt: I think that it is very important to be a finisher for the fans and to become a fan favorite. More important in my mind is to be known as a winner, whether it be ugly or pretty.
Examiner: What are your goals in the sport? Is the UFC something you are aspiring to right now?
Rosholt: My goal is to be one of the best fighters ever and to do that then yes of course you have to consider the UFC.
Examiner: Anything else you want to add or anyone you would like to thank?
Rosholt: Thanks to everyone who comes out to watch. We are all out there to do our best and win. Thanks to my training partners and coaches, Team Takedown, Legacy Fighting Championships sponsors, family and friends. See you August 17th.