Matt Brown looking for immortality against Renzo Gracie

by Damon Martin | source:

"When my dad passed away it was right when I started training camp and I left training camp for the funeral and came right back the day after, so I'd like to go and spend the holidays with them and be able to spend some quality time there. So ideally I'd be back in training camp around New Year's."

With fighting always on his mind, Brown was quick to make the call to UFC matchmaker Joe Silva regarding his next fight and if it gets made it could be a monster.

"I actually called Joe Silva today asking for a fight, if I get the fight that I'm asking for it might be before that," Brown commented. "I called and I asked him for Renzo (Gracie) because he's coming and he needs a warm-up fight, so I was like I feel like I'd be a good warm-up fight."

Gracie's entrance to the UFC has been talked about for weeks, and with rumors circling that he could face anyone from Matt Hughes to a stable of tough welterweights, Brown believes that he's the guy for the match-up. He makes it very clear though that he's not calling Gracie out, he's simply putting himself in place to fight a legend.

"I've met Renzo a few times and I think he's one of the greatest guys in the world. I've trained at his gym a bunch of times. I've got absolutely nothing but respect for the guy. I think he's one of the greatest ever, but that's why I want to fight him," said Brown.

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Matt Horning site profile image  

11/29/09 4:38 PM by Matt Horning


andre site profile image  

11/29/09 3:56 PM by andre

lol@it being "out of respect."What an asshole. Seriously. He trains at the guys gym a few times, supposedly likes the guy a lot, then wants to get paid to punch him?I'll never understand that logic.With friends like that...

AaronU site profile image  

11/29/09 3:53 PM by AaronU

Renzo would be an awesome coach for TUF

Foos site profile image  

11/29/09 1:16 PM by Foos

Brown has a good chance at beating Renzo, but this fight will never happen.Brown's path to the top will have to start by beating one of the AKA guys.

Morgz site profile image  

11/29/09 1:03 PM by Morgz

 I want to see ANY of these fights...Brown vs Saunders, Brown vs. Davis, would also love to see Brown vs. Semtex.  All of those would be friggin bang fests!

blue63 site profile image  

11/29/09 11:45 AM by blue63

Brown vs Saunders would be fucking awesome.

suioryu site profile image  

11/29/09 11:42 AM by suioryu

fuk yeah

mrmetoo site profile image  

11/29/09 10:04 AM by mrmetoo

Thanks for the post Matt. /thread

Matt Horning site profile image  

11/29/09 9:27 AM by Matt Horning

Well whatever happens, good luck Matt. You are good people and I wish you well in every fight. I think you would have a great chance at beating Renzo, shame that is not going to happen. Anyway, when you are in town for the holidays you should look me up and check out our new gym in Washington Court House. It's called PM fight club, and is right above Giovanni's. Anyway hope all is good and that you and your family are having a good time and are safe this holiday season.

jiujitsu100 site profile image  

11/29/09 9:11 AM by jiujitsu100

what because Renzo always gets knocked out? He has been knocked out once in his career and that was under the strangest circumstances. BJ Penn couldn't knock him out so this Matt Brown fool could.