Matt Brown is on a heck of a streak recently. After a rocky half a decade that saw him lose almost as many as he won, Brown has managed to rattle off six straight victories in the UFC, propelling him to the cusp of the organization’s Top-10 welterweight rankings.
His most recent win came this weekend during Saturday’s FOX Sports 1 Ultimate Fight Night event in Boston. Brown ratcheted up an impressive KO victory over Mike Pyle in just 29 seconds, bringing home the Knockout of the Night award (and a $50,000 bonus).
What’s next for the welterweight? It seems Brown is ready for whatever the UFC throws at him.
“I’ll fight whoever they want me to, man,” Brown stated to MMAjunkie.com.
That seems to be his current motto, having recently put away a string of welterweight contenders including Mike Swick, Jordan Mein, and Chris Cope. However, Brown doesn’t want to stay on the undercard forever, and his one goal is very clear.
“Obviously, I’m only in this sport for one thing, and that’s to beat GSP’s ass,” he said.
Despite his impressive undefeated run, Mike Brown is still miles away from a title shot, at least according to the official rankings. He still has yet to even make an appearance on the welterweight top ten list. In a recent interview, UFC president Dana White stated that if people think Brown is under-ranked, it’s up to the media members who vote on the rankings to change that.
“Put him on the radar,” White said. “You guys are going to be the ones voting tomorrow and on Monday. Put him on the radar. Don’t throw that at me.”
Brown is hopeful that this might happen, and that his recent performance will put him on track for an eventual shot at the welterweight title.
“Hopefully it put me somewhere in a good position to get some big fights,” he said. “I know in this sport you get what you earn, not what you deserve. Hopefully I earned something good here.”
Of his last six wins, five have come via KO or TKO, making his aggressive style a fan favorite. However, his resume does lack the big name fights you’d expect to see from someone on such a dominating streak, so hopefully it’s only a matter of time before the UFC has him step up to face the higher tiers of competition.