Matt Brown hasn’t been shy about the fact that he thinks he can beat Georges St. Pierre, and although the surging welterweight hasn’t been offered a fight with the UFC champ, he has reportedly been approached about fighting Tarec Saffiedine. If you’re not aware, Saffiedine is the last man to hold Strikeforce’s welterweight belt, after he cruised to a UD win over Nate Marquardt in January.
News of the proposed Brown-Saffiedine fight is being reported by FOX Sports.com, and comes not long after Dana White relayed that the UFC had an offer for “The Immortal.” Due to the fact Saffiedine continues to recover from an injury, which forced him to drop out of UFC on FOX 8, it remains to be seen when the noted striker can fight. Saffiedine did announce recently that he believes he’ll be ready in late December or January.
Brown (18-11) needed just 29 seconds to knockout Mike Pyle at UFC Fight Night 26 to record his sixth straight win. Saffiedine (14-3), however, hasn’t fought since January when he defeated Marquardt, which was his fourth straight victory. Saffiedine is currently ranked #8 in the division, while Brown is #10.
If you’ve seen Saffiedine fight then you know he’s a pretty talented striker, so matching him up against a relentless finisher like Brown sounds like a pretty good idea no?
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