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Matt Brown: “Just because a bunch of media people don’t believe I’m not good enough for a title-shot doesn’t mean that it’s true.”

Matt-Brown - MMAWEEKLYUFC welterweight Matt Brown is quickly becoming the Rodney Dangerfield of the division, i.e. he gets no respect. Brown has strung together five straight wins including four strike-based stoppages, yet the Ohioan’s name has rarely if ever been mentioned when it comes to legitimate title-contenders.

With an impressive victory over Jordan Mein at UFC on FOX 7, Brown feels he’s ready to start challenging the promotion’s top 170-pounders and expects to get a crack at a championship in the immediate future as long as his current success continues.

“I wouldn’t be coming to work every day if I wasn’t thinking about a title-shot. That’s what I do every day. That’s my dream. That’s the only goal on my mind,” said Brown at the post-fight presser. “I’m not getting up every day and getting punched in the face so I can make a couple thousand dollars, you know what I mean?”

“Just because a bunch of media people don’t believe I’m not good enough for a title-shot doesn’t mean that it’s true,” he concluded. “I train very hard every day, and I train with some of the best people in the world in all the different martial arts, and I believe that my time is coming.”

MMAJunkie was on the scene and provided transcription of his comments.

Brown’s recent run has improved his professional mark to 17-11 with fifteen finishes. In addition to Mein, “The Immortal” has had his hand raised against the likes of Douglas Lima and Mike Swick.


  • Fugg it, Brown has earned his shot at the upper tier IMO and one more ko win and if gsp takes on the spider, let hom take on Hendricks.
    If Matt is really wanting an upper tier.opponent that will FIGHT him, I hear condit is free…..

  • MCM says:

    I said in another thread that Matt should fight Alves next. Alves may not be top 10 anymore but he’s still a big step up from the guys Matt has been fighting. You don’t have to look too far back in Browns past to remember when he was 1-4 in his last 5 five with all 4 loses by submission. Give him Alves, if he holds his own and comes out with a W, give him a wrestler with good submissions (or Condit) and see how he does. Then, and only then, should we start talking title picture.

  • hindsightufuk says:

    wasnt he considering retirement a short while ago when he was on a skid? gotta say i’m real pleased for him, he always puts his work in and never plays it safe, hugely entertaining fighter to watch. he deserves a pay day and a decent opponent


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