‘I’ll fight you for it’ – Conor McGregor vows to break UFC record, KO king responds with fight offer

If Conor McGregor wants to break the record for most KOs in UFC history, Matt Brown says he should go through him for it.

By: Kristen King | 2 weeks ago
‘I’ll fight you for it’ – Conor McGregor vows to break UFC record, KO king responds with fight offer
Matt Brown during ceremonial weigh-ins for UFC on ABC 4 | IMAGO/ZUMA Wire

After seeing Matt Brown tie Derrick Lewis for most knockouts (13) in UFC history with a first-round KO of Court McGee at UFC on ABC 4 this past Saturday, former two-division champion Conor McGregor vowed to break the record in his return to the Octagon. 

“Matt Brown, at 42 years of age, now holds the joint highest KOs inside the UFC with 13 KOs,” tweeted McGregor. “Him and the ‘Beast’ Lewis are tied. I hold 8 KOs inside the UFC currently, at 34 years of age. I’m getting this record.”

Conor McGregor wants to break UFC KO record

As aforementioned, McGregor has added eight knockouts to his résumé, which includes his title-winning efforts against former UFC featherweight champion José Aldo and former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez. Since then, the ‘Notorious’ one has won one of his past four appearances, knocking out Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone in 40 seconds at UFC 246 three years ago. 

In his next two appearances, the Irishman suffered consecutive losses to Dustin Poirier, the latter of which saw him suffer a leg injury that sidelined him for a year. Now ahead of his next fight, which is reportedly against another knockout artist in Michael Chandler, McGregor hopes to return to his winning—and record-breaking—ways. 

Matt Brown hopes to surpass his own record

Hoping to hold on to his record, Brown responded to McGregor with a proposal for a potential fight.

“I’ll fight you for it,” tweeted Brown.

In his post-fight interview with Daniel Cormier, the UFC veteran said he wanted to do more than tie the record for most knockouts. He wanted to break it, and hoped to do so in his next fight.

“Look, man, I still got it,” said Brown. “I tied the knockout record. I don’t have the knockout record. Should I come back and get the knockout record is the question now.

“I come in here to express myself as a martial artist and fight my ass off and put on a show for all these people, not for these judges who ripped me off [in my last fight against Bryan Barberena],” continued Brown. “Screw you judges. I come here for the fans and I’ll go for the knock out or get knocked out every time.”

Aside from McGregor, the 42-year-old jokingly said he would go against his fellow record-holder in Derrick Lewis if it secured him the all-time record. 

“Me vs. Derrick Lewis for the record. I’m in,” tweeted Brown. “Don’t know how the hell I get it done, but I’m willing to give it a go!”

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Kristen King
Kristen King

Kristen King is a writer for Bloody Elbow. She has covered combat sports since 2016, getting her start with outlets such as FanSided, MyMMANews and MMA-Prospects. She joined the BE team in 2020, covering a mix of news, events and injuries. In her time with BE, Kristen has created ‘Fright of the Night,’ a series that highlights some of the worst injuries in the sport.

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