POLL: Should Matt Brown Be Next In Line For A Title Shot?


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  1. Avatar of Entity

    Entity

    August 18, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    Brown needs to fight top 5 first. Not top 15-20. I think Lawlor will destroy Brown if this fight happens. Like to see Diaz wake him up also.

  2. Avatar of Brian Cox

    Brian Cox

    August 18, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    I like Brown. I'd call myself a fan and have been since his days on TUF, but a title-shot is right now or even after one more win, is ridiculous.

    Matt needs at least 2 top-ten wins to achieve that, IMO.

    As Entity noted, Robbie Lawler and Nick Diaz would be interesting scraps, heck Rory MacDonald, too; he'd certainly force Rory into a fight. Koscheck would also be a good fight for him.

    I like Matt and I would like to see him continue to win, but calling out GSP at this stage-of-the game is pretty funny and my guess would be, that the Champ would shut his *** down. He needs to cut-his-teeth on two top-tens and if he wins, sure.

    My guess is though, even if he gets there he won't be fighting GSP. I think the champ has plans for moving on and in the not-too-distant future.

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    enjoylife321

    August 18, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    All I know is that you can't keep giving Brown guys outside the top ten…He needs a big relevant name in the division next.

  4. Avatar of thexperience1

    thexperience1

    August 18, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    6 fight winning streak and no top 5 matchup yet… Silva needs to get his mind straight and give him a Top 5 fighter, so we can see were he's REALLY at cause all B.S. aside with a 6 fight winning streak in the promotion he should be getting a f*cking titleshot by now…. they better get it right next time and give him the opportunity to position himself for that shot…. Destroying Pyle like that is no joke though! Matt is for real!

  5. Avatar of D

    D

    August 18, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    Hell no. People are talking about giving him a top 5 guy, but honestly that's a huge step up in competition. He hasn't fought anyone even in the top 15 in his win streak. Give him a guy toward the lower end of the top 10. He's not going to win that fight, and we can end the discussion there.

    • Avatar of thexperience1

      thexperience1

      August 18, 2013 at 6:33 pm

      We'll see about that…… and if you're suggesting Pyle was not top 15, you're out of your mind!

      • Avatar of D

        D

        August 18, 2013 at 7:14 pm

        Well, you have the top 10, which clearly he's NOT in, so I would just have to add 5 fighters who are better than Pyle. I don't think you would have to be "out of your mind" to think that:

        Thiago Alves would KO him.
        Jake Shields would decision him easily.
        Erick Silva would beat him however he chose.
        Hector Lombard would KO him.
        Nate Marquardt would KO him.
        Dong Hyun Kim would decision him easily.
        Tyron Woodley would either KO or decision him.

        That's 7 guys in addition to the top 10 who I believe are better than Pyle, which would put him at #18. I like Pyle, I enjoy watching him fight, and I think he's a great fighter. He was on a little win streak, but his competition has been a notch below that of most of the guys I just listed. He's just not top 15 in the UFC at 170 right now.

        • Avatar of D

          D

          August 18, 2013 at 7:19 pm

          Oh, and Matt Brown (also not yet in the top 10) just wrecked him.

          #19.

          There are 76 Welterweights in the UFC, so that's still a very respectable ranking. NOT top 15 though.

  6. Avatar of geoo89

    geoo89

    August 18, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    I think his win streak deserves it… considering the other person in line says he'll bever fight GSP talking about Rory… and if memory serves Dan Hardy got a title shot without beating any top 5 guys that list includes Josh koshchek, Matt Serra, Even Jon Fitch even though he was on a tear none of his opponents where ranked besides at the time Thiago Alves…

    • Avatar of D

      D

      August 19, 2013 at 7:20 am

      Koscheck and Serra got their shots directly from the reality show. Brown doesn't have that going for him, and doesn't have the personality to pull it off.

      Fitch was on an 8 fight win streak, an included wins over TWO top ten guys (Diego Sanchez was also unarguably top 10 at the time Fitch beat him). Brown has ZERO top 10 wins.

      As for Hardy, he was on "only" a 4 fight winning streak at the time, but the last two of those wins came against Marcus Davis, who was 8-1 in the UFC at the time, and certainly considered top 10, and Mike Swick, who was 9-1 in the UFC at the time including 4-0 and was unarguably considered top 5 at the time. Brown does not have even one of that type of win. Hardy also has the type of personality to sell fights, which Brown lacks.

      The best comparison you gave there was Fitch, who like I said, had a win streak that was 2 fights longer than Brown's right now, and included two top 10 opponents. So using that blueprint, Brown is two top 10 wins away.

  7. Avatar of poweroftwomen

    poweroftwomen

    August 18, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    Would like to see Rory Mac vs Brown.

  8. Avatar of falcon4917

    falcon4917

    August 18, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    Maia should get a shot next. End of.

  9. Avatar of Evan Holober

    Evan Holober

    August 19, 2013 at 12:45 am

    If its a late replacement win over a top 5ish guy, than maybe.

    Outside of that he's at least 2 away. His best win is Pyle, and Pyle was only as high as 11 (and much more likely lower than that).

    I mean, does Matt Brown deserve to be ranked ahead of any of the following people?…

    GSP
    Hendricks
    Condit
    Diaz
    Maia
    MacDonald
    Shields
    Kampman
    Ellenberger
    Lawler
    Saffiedine
    Koscheck
    Pierce…

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