UFC 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.
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