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Booking Roundup: Brown vs. Cope and Edwards vs. Stumpf at UFC 143

(Who did this to my brother? I WANT HIS NAME!!) 

Another pair of interesting matches at 170 lbs. have recently been added to UFC 143′s already welterweight-stacked card. If you are anything like us, then you likely expected Matt Brown would receive his walking papers after dropping his fourth loss via submission (and second via guillotine) in his past five fights to Seth Baczynski at UFC 139. Well, it turns out Brown will be given another shot at UFC glory, and will be fighting for not only his Zuffa contract, but the chance to keep his record above .500 when he takes on TUF 13 cast member Chris Cope.

Cope will be looking to rebound from the devastating 40 second TKO loss he suffered at the hands (and more specifically, knees) of Che Mills in Mills’ UFC debut back at UFC 138.

Elsewhere on the card, Justin Edwards and Mike Stumpf will both be looking to bounce back from losses in their UFC debuts when they face one another on February 4th. Edwards dropped a tough decision to John Maguire, also at UFC 138, whereas Stumpf found himself on the wrong end of a brilliantly executed T.J. Waldburger triangle at UFN 25.

Both fights are without a doubt a must-win for the fighters involved.


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XENOPHON- December 24, 2011 at 11:43 am
Hey CC, since the year isn't over I think FOX is going to wake up, realize they got bamboozled by front company Zuffa for their first big fight...and file charges that want their money back.
Oh I forgot, JDS tore the the fucking head off Velazquez at Honda center for the worlds shortest heavyweight title fight. The charges will read:
- Fraud: Fox wants their money back.
- Failure to Preform: No Champ showed up to defend the belt.
- Attempted Murder: 1 punch to the head.
- Schoolyard Beating Due to Truancy: ex-Champ isn't really a workout phenom, and got caught skipping too many class.
XENOPHON- December 24, 2011 at 10:07 am
Maybe its you that needs to wake the fuck up, it's your statement that seems to "...make you a blinded, fool."
Bellator has signed with Viacom. This is the same as King of the Cage.
Maybe you can explain how the number 2 promotion is in any threat of selling out to Zuffa? Maybe you missed the thread from months ago, but the Bellator financiers have equal if not more legitimate and deeper pockets than those associated with UFC (and Fox for that matter.)
Expecting your rant in reply...
TeilaTuliTooth- December 24, 2011 at 2:36 am
@ drano, my only reply to that is that change comes when you least expect it. If the UFC were über-professionals who did everything right, I would agree with you (and would not have a beef). But they're not, they make tons of mistakes and this is a recent industry. Pioneers often fold up tents to give way for something better down the road.
frndlylion- December 23, 2011 at 11:51 pm
I agree with Tod M.
Matt is still around because people like to see him perform. Dude always comes to fight. Hit him in the face and he responds with his own aggression. I love that kind of fighter win or lose, they are exciting to watch.
I also wish Killa B would have been kept and root for him to do well in Bellator with a possible UFC return.
dranokills- December 23, 2011 at 11:25 pm
TeilaTuliTooth Says:

Fri, 12/23/11 - 04:40

Here’s hoping Bellator starts giving the UFC a run for its money. They just might, with Viacom behind them. Dana White’s massive ego is getting very old very fast.

This statement makes you a blinded, fool.
You are blinded by your hate for Dana White.
I got bad news for ya, Dana White isn't going anywhere soon, so you can put your pipe-dream in bellator away. They aren't even remotely a threat to the UFC, and if they ever become one, they will get destroyed and gobbled up just like all the other second rans, and wannabees.
You have issues and they are stupid, and blind to reality.
You have 2 choices:
#1 wake the fuck up and see that the UFC is the end all be all, and always will be.....or.
#2 go watch another sport cause obviously this one isn't for you. grow up.
TeilaTuliTooth- December 23, 2011 at 8:03 pm
oh come on, for me he is not one of the classics. Apart from being moody and intense and lucky enough to survive his OD, I have only one relevant memory from this guy, his fight with Pete Sell and the awesome KO. And even that was remarkable only because Yves Lagaffe predictably screwed it up.
Todd M- December 23, 2011 at 7:35 pm
@ Teila, dude it's Matt 'Motherfucking' Brown, The guy comes to fight always, has awesome striking and his sub game is always getting better, save for maybe his sub defense, MF Brown is going to put a hurting on Cope. ps for the record I wish the UFC kept Killa B as well.
macreadysshack- December 23, 2011 at 5:56 pm
Helllooo, The Immortal? He can't GET the axe.
TeilaTuliTooth- December 23, 2011 at 4:40 pm
Here's hoping Bellator starts giving the UFC a run for its money. They just might, with Viacom behind them. Dana White's massive ego is getting very old very fast.
TeilaTuliTooth- December 23, 2011 at 4:37 pm
why why why is Matt Brown being spared like this.. because he's supposed to be moody and intense? Gimme a break, he's very average, even in Bellator he'd be average. And now they're feeding him Cope. But Ben Saunders, a much more talented welterweight gets fired after losing to Fitch and Hallman. Ain't no justice ...
Go Cope.
RwilsonR- December 23, 2011 at 4:20 pm
Soooooo.... they're not giving up on this whole Matt Brown thing?