Matt Brown would prefer women's MMA topless


UFC welterweight Matt Brown is known as The Immortal for surviving a heroin overdose, before he started mixed martial arts to keep him away from the world of drugs. He recently debuted a podcast called Legit Man S---.

The topic of women fighting in MMA came up in reference to UFC 168; Brown pulled up his club and animal skin shirt, and let loose.

"The whole fight we have women in one room, men in another room," says Brown as transcribed by MMA fighting. "Rousey and Miesha come on and all the women just f------ gather around the TV like it's the f------ Kardashians coming on."

"I always said, 'I don't know why they put women in the UFC.' Now I know why... I just think this, if I'm to pay $60 for a Pay-Per-View to watch women fight they should at least be topless."

"How many knockouts do you see in women's fights? It's not really my thing, I respect what they do, but look, they don't have the body type or the power, all that s---, for knockouts. If you're not a good grappler in women's MMA then you're behind. It's no different than the 125 division of men's MMA in that they're just really not built for knockouts."

Brown went on to praise flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson for his knockout of Joseph Benavidez last month.

The acceptance of women in sport has take over 100 years, fighting generations of ugly stereotypes like Brown's.

When a woman, Kathrine Switzer, first ran the Boston Marathon in 1967, race official Jock Semple attempted to physically remove her from the race. Semple was physically removed by 235-pound ex–All American football player and nationally ranked hammer thrower 'Big' Tom Miller, who was dating Switzer at the time.

Now, with a little training, Switzer could have been her own bodyguard.

And now, in the sport of ultra marathon running, women compete shoulder-to-shoulder with the men, and sometimes beat them to the finish line. In ultrarunning, not only do women compete on the same course and at the same time as the men, they really compete—and do well—against them.

Semple was worried that women's ovaries would be destroyed by the rigors or running 26 miles. In other words, he was stupid. What Brown said was stupid, too.

And UFC 168, co headlined by Ronda Rousey, may end up being the second biggest PPV of all time.

UFC Middleweight Tim Kennedy also discussed women and MMA yesterday:

Tim Kennedy @TimKennedyMMA
Worlds worst women:
1. Justin Beiber
2. Michael Bisping
3. One Direction
4. Miley Cyrus
5. All Kardashians


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JohnnyB1 site profile image  

1/11/14 7:55 AM by JohnnyB1

I agree. And in a g-string too.

Burning Spear site profile image  

1/10/14 8:56 PM by Burning Spear

Women are there just to entertain, they might as well be topless

Raezor19 site profile image  

1/10/14 7:29 PM by Raezor19

Doesn't have to be topless but for the love of man get some oil or mud in there..... Pretty much every guy at my house watching the last chick fight was hoping the shower from a local strip club would rise up from the center of the can dream.....

Chiron site profile image  

1/10/14 7:17 PM by Chiron

I think the most important part of this was Fightnomic's tweet: Fightnomics Reed @Fightnomics For those asking, Women's Bantamweights finished 6 of 16 fights in 2013 by TKO in the #UFC. That 38% rate was higher than 5 men's divisions.I disagree with Brown but I don't think it's anything to get all heated over. At first I was skeptical of women fighting but felt they had the right to. Now I always tune in because, though the skill level isn't yet on par with the men, the difference isn't quite as great as some make out and they almost always come to fight, it seems more than some of the men do. But the factual statistics that the women's division in the UFC has a fighter TKO % than 5 of the men's divisions is the sort of data that is needed to counter Brown's false argument.

Jambo888 site profile image  

1/10/14 6:17 PM by Jambo888

what a load of shit. lots of the guys can stand and wang too but men's mma is 1000 times deeper and those guys get weeded out by skilled guys. or if not, they're way more skilled at it. I got no problem with wmma except everybody trying to pretend it's better than it is. at least be real about how good it is.

6ULDV8 site profile image  

1/10/14 12:40 PM by 6ULDV8


6ULDV8 site profile image  

1/10/14 12:00 PM by 6ULDV8

Oh, and your girls of course.  You should talk to them about it too before running too far with the ball.   They'd do it for a cool million each I'm sure no question, so you're good.   Zuffa, make it happen!

6ULDV8 site profile image  

1/10/14 11:59 AM by 6ULDV8

Tate - Rousey 3 - Clear Edible Panties!   The PPV would be through the roof.  Easy 2 million, easy.   Look, Dana buddy, all I'm saying is talk to your boys about this one.  It's a goldmine!

6ULDV8 site profile image  

1/10/14 11:58 AM by 6ULDV8

The Immortal has hammered the correct.   That is all.

donkey guard site profile image  

1/10/14 11:53 AM by donkey guard

What a loser , speaks his mind and then apologizes. Can't wait to see condit fuck him up