Matt Brown has a problem with ‘dumb’ CM Punk thinking he can fight in the UFC

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…

By: Nate Wilcox | 8 years ago
Matt Brown has a problem with ‘dumb’ CM Punk thinking he can fight in the UFC
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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.

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Nate Wilcox
Nate Wilcox

Nate Wilcox is the founding editor of BloodyElbow.com. As such he has hired every editor and writer to work for the site. Wilcox’s writing for BE is known for its emphasis on MMA history, the evolution of fighting techniques and strong opinions. Wilcox developed the SBN MMA consensus rankings which were featured in USA Today from 2009 to 2011. Before founding BE, Wilcox was a political operative working for such figures as Senators John Kerry and Mark Warner and an early political blogger. He is the co-author of Netroots Rising, a history of the political blogosphere from 2003 to 2007. Wilcox also hosts the Let It Roll podcast on music history for the Pantheon Podcast Network.

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