Matt Brown faces Tarec Saffiedine in the headliner of the aptly named February UFC Fight Night: Brown vs. Saffiedine but he’d be happy to give fans a two-fer if the commission and CM Punk would only agree. Here’s what he told the MMA Great Debate podcast (via MMA Fighting):
“I thought the sport, the UFC, itself, was beyond that now. Bellator doing this, I could understand,” Brown said. “I could see other organizations doing it. The UFC, I just didn’t expect it. I don’t have a problem with the UFC doing it. What I have a problem with is CM Punk being dumb enough to think he can do it. If he wants to come fight a real man I’ll be standing there. I’ll fight Tarec Saffiedine on [Feb. 14] and I’m the main event, everyone will be gone. I’ll fight him right after Tarec if he wants. Hopefully what happens here is that all these keyboard warriors that are like, ‘Oh I could go in there and fight’ see that a legit athlete — CM Punk is an athlete — and they see him go in a get demolished by a prelim fighter or someone that also shouldn’t be in there and they’ll see this shit is a little more than what you think.”
Too bad no commission would authorize that bout. Punk, real name Phil Brooks, is likely to only be licensed against very inexperienced MMA competition in the UFC.
Have a listen:
About the author