“I just think this, if I’m [going] to pay $60 for a pay-per-view to watch women fight they should at least be topless,” UFC welterweight Matt Brown stated on his ‘Legit Man Sh*t’ podcast. These words were met with harsh criticism given the pertinence of women’s MMA recently as it breaks in to the mainstream market behind the WMMA phenom that is Ronda Rousey.
The negative comments were also harped upon on the WSOF 8 conference call as WSOF Vice President and match maker Ali Abdel-Aziz replied to these comments with the first two women on the WSOF roster on the card. “I think if Alida hit Matt Brown, she would knock out Matt Brown, too.”
Since Matt Brown made these comments, the outcry on social media has been immense even causing ‘Matt Brown’ to trend for a short while.
The UFC released a statement on Brown late Thursday night: