Matt Brown’s name may not be mentioned as much as the likes of Johny Hendricks, Carlos Condit, Rory MacDonald or even Nick Diaz when talk of contenders in the UFC’s welterweight division come up.
However, Brown has won five straight, including four via finish. He stopped Jordan Mein this past April, and will look to do the same when he faces Mike Pyle Saturday at UFC Fight Night 26.
Will a win push Brown into a future title fight or No. 1 contender match? He talked about how a match up with current UFC champion Georges St-Pierre might go.
“I think a lot of people see what [GSP] does, he has barely lost a round, and they don’t think anybody can do anything to him. But they underestimate what I can do,” said Brown, in an interview with UFC.com. “I think my style is a bad matchup for him. I’m a pressure fighter and I think I can stifle his takedowns and make him fight the whole time. I have a, I don’t know if you’d call it a ‘talent,’ but I’m good at making people fight. I’m getting a lot better at wrestling and the grappling parts. I believe if I can do that and turn it into a dog fight, then it’s a win for me.”
He added that “I hope it’s my time” should a bout with St-Pierre come up.