Matt Brown may not have had the most illustrious career in the UFC welterweight division, but 2012 proved to be his coming out party. Finishing three of his last four wins in the octagon had put him in a bout with former contender Dan Hardy. Unfortunately Hardy had to be replaced by Jordan Mein. As he prepares for the bout he talks with Alchemist Radio on his thoughts on a possible title shot, as he hopes to take a step closer.
“Same old GSP, he does the same thing to everybody,” offered Brown. “They all know what he is going to do, but they still can’t stop it. I think I can do what he does better and totally stifle his game. I know that sounds kind of crazy especially considering most of my losses have been by submission and I’m not a big credentialed wrestler. I understand that people will laugh when I say that, but it doesn’t bother me, I train with higher level wrestlers than he trains with. I’m honest with myself and I know where I’m at and I know what I can accomplish. I know that I can get there and I can beat him.”
“For me it’s not just about confidence, I truly know it. I can tell you right now, GSP can’t strike with me. When it comes down to it, he’s going to take you down, maybe punch you a couple of times and keep you down there. When guys like Matt Hughes or Josh Koscheck weren’t able to stop that, then Matt Brown comes along and says he’s going to stop his takedowns, it sounds kind of crazy. It’s just a matter of me performing at the best of my abilities. If I do that I’ll end up beating him”