Matt Brown: Hendricks & Lawler were playing pattycakes


After Johny Hendricks narrowly beat Robbie Lawler and became the new UFC welterweight champion, Matt "The Immortal" Brown was not impressed.

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After last night I know that I am the TRUE no 1 contender. I'm just not a good enough self promoter.

On The MMA Hour, Brown doubled down.

"That's exactly how I feel," said Brown as transcribed by MMAFighting. "I think I can beat any of the guys. I think I put on better performances than of the guys did on that card. I think that I have a better resume at this point than any of those guys have that were on that card. And everybody's only talking about those guys. Nobody's really talking about me, so obviously I haven't spoken up the right way."

"[Hendricks] didn't look that great that night, even though he had that torn bicep -- that kind of changed my opinion a little bit. But, I don't know. It was a good fight for sure, but it looked like they were just playing pattycake or whatever."

"There wasn't no finish. There wasn't anything amazing that happened. A lot of people thought it was an amazing fight, but I didn't think it was as amazing a fight as everybody else thought it was."

Brown fights No. 15 ranked Erick Silva un the main event of UFC Fight Night 40 on May 10 in Cincinnati, OH.

"I was a little bit surprised. Went from, what, Condit was No. 2? And I think Silva is No. 15 now," said Brown. "I don't think he was [ranked] before. That's definitely a huge drop. But, you know, main event. Erick is one of those guys that he could beat anybody in the top-10 any day, and I think pretty much everybody knows that. Any of the hardcore fans know how good he really is. He's had some bad luck fights, but man, everybody knows how good this kid is, so I don't think it was a drop in skill level. It's just a drop in the actual rankings."

"I mean, I don't know what I gotta do. Everybody says, well you gotta fight a top-10 fighter. I just fight whoever they put in front of me. I fought six guys in a row that I beat, I think only one of them went to a decision. It's not my choice not to fight a top-10 guy.

"I see a light at the end of the tunnel, for sure. But the fact is, the only thing that matters to me is beating Erick Silva. All this other junk is beside the point, because if I don't beat him, then all this talk is void anyways."

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Lick Boners site profile image  

4/1/14 4:11 PM by Lick Boners

What a shame that the Condit fight got scrapped, especially after what happened to Condit in the Woodley fight. Would've loved to see Condit play pattycake with Brown

KingOfFighters site profile image  

4/1/14 4:02 PM by KingOfFighters

Jesus christ, diego scores a wonder goal........fucking amazing......1-0 atletico

Floyd'sPeople site profile image  

4/1/14 3:57 PM by Floyd'sPeople

And they would both KTFO Brown lol

Damaynevent site profile image  

4/1/14 3:37 PM by Damaynevent

Matt Brown beat one of my favorite fighters in Mike Pyle so I'm not really a fan. I enjoy watching him fight, but he's a little off the mark here. Hendricks/Lawler was a great fight.

subwrassler site profile image  

4/1/14 2:27 PM by subwrassler

it's the "or whatever.."at the end.lolhe wasn't even really disrespectful imo.and guys don't act like you don't know what he's referring a few points in the fight it didn't really look like the punches they were throwing were KO punches. it's a 5 round fight, and we know why they were conservative at times, and matt does too.but he's exaggerating it to get some attention.not a big deal at all.

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4/1/14 12:07 PM by MattyECB

They don't have much of a resume followed by Brown fights rank 15 Erick Silva, had me in stitches lol   I'm glad Brown is talking shit, he's uber exciting and I want him to get some showcase fights finally, but lol @ them playing patty cake. Hendricks has destructive power for a wrestle boxer and Lawler has an insane chin and ability to roll with punches, and great disrupting jab and counters.  That fight was balls to the wall exciting, Hendricks took a viscious beating and with the torn bicep pulled off a crazy 5th round comeback in the last three minutes when he started tooling Lawler with lead hooks, finally gassing him    Was such a godly fight

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4/1/14 11:02 AM by 1800champagne

Sounds like a Diaz brother quote.

Effstrikingmeansdamage site profile image  

4/1/14 10:24 AM by Effstrikingmeansdamage

He wasn't that disrespectful. Don't get your panties in a wad ladies

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4/1/14 1:56 AM by UGCTT_FryedTakayama

This lol

Drewout site profile image  

3/31/14 11:28 PM by Drewout

Matt Brown is not top 4 so it really doesn't matter what he says...