Lots of people had Matt Brown defeating Mike Pyle last night at UFC Fight Night 26, but likely not that many people expected “The Immortal” to storm through the renowned vet in 29 seconds. While the length of the fight may have surprised a few folks, so did Brown’s statement afterwards that Pyle is tougher than champion Georges St. Pierre.
After the card, Brown didn’t retreat from praising Pyle, who had won four straight fights heading into their tilt (quotes via MMA Junkie.com).
“Mike Pyle beat me up in training,” Brown said. “The guy in the gym is one of the best guys in the world. That’s how it is, man.”
“Mike Pyle really is one of the best fighters in the world. He just doesn’t always put it together in the ring. I just came in to whoop his ass. I knew it was going to be me or him.”
Speaking of the best fighters in the world, Brown also had this to say about his title shot aspirations and of course fighting GSP.
“I’ll fight whoever they want me to, man,” said Brown “Obviously, I’m only in this sport for one thing, and that’s to beat GSP’s ass.”
Considering Brown isn’t ranked in the top ten yet, the punishing vet probably has to score one or two more key wins before he’s tapped for a title shot. That said, Brown has won six straight fights and five of them have come via stoppage. We all know how the UFC and fans like those.
Dana White was asked about what might come next for Brown, and he reportedly noted that if people are hoping to see him face top tier talent, the media needs to vote the welterweight into the top ten. It’s probably pretty safe to say Brown is going to face a contender next time out.
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