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Quote of the Day: Matt Brown “I Can Go 100-0 Beating a Bunch of Idiots”

(Well, maybe 100-1.)

Over the weekend, we announced that TUF 7 alum Matt Brown, who most recently starched Chris Cope at UFC 143, would be squaring off against world renowned kickboxer Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson at UFC 145. Thompson, who is coming off a brilliant head kick KO victory in his octagon debut over Daniel Stittgen, also at UFC 143, amassed an incredible 57 victories as a kickboxer without a defeat before transitioning into MMA, where he has gone 6-0 thus far in his career. Well it seems that Brown isn’t too impressed with “Wonderboy’s” list of credentials, mainly due to a lack of name power in Thompson’s past opponents. Here’s what he told MMAWeekly in a recent interview:

I don’t know what he’s about in MMA. It looked to me he was doing the same old karate, and the karate’s the same thing, like who did he fight in karate? I don’t know. Name me one guy, name me one guy that he fought. I can tell you the guys I train with [have fought] Saenchai [and] Joe Schilling, guys that are well known in the kickboxing/Muay Thai world, on a world level…I’m not too concerned with this guy’s kickboxing. I can go 100-0 beating a bunch of idiots, but that’s not my style. 

Ouch. The verbal back-and-forth between these two apparently started after Thomspon was awarded the $65,000 Knockout of the Night bonus following his UFC 143 win over Stittgen. Upset that he didn’t receive the award, Brown stated that Stittgen didn’t really deserve to be in the octagon with Thompson in the first place, whereas he fought a tougher guy in Chris Cope, and therefore should have earned the bonus.

And to a degree, we agree with him. Stittgen was brought in on just over a week’s notice to take on Thompson, whereas Cope had a full training camp to prepare for Brown. Then again, Thompson was only given four weeks himself to prepare for a fighter whose strengths were the exact opposite of his, whereas Brown was given basically a less talented version of himself in Cope. In either case, Thompson didn’t take kindly to Brown’s criticism, and it’s looking like we will be in for a good old fashioned ATL throwdown at UFC 145, which is headlined by a light heavyweight title fight between Jon Jones and Rashad Evans (finally), as well as a battle of top welterweight prospects Che Mills and Rory MacDonald.

To be fair, Brown did complement Thompson’s fighting style, saying it was puzzling and Machida-esque in its appearance, but at the end of the day, believed “it’s the same old shit to me.”

Check out the rest of Brown’s interview below.

-J. Jones

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Get Off Me- February 13, 2012 at 6:00 pm
That's what Fedor said.
Null Kuhl- February 13, 2012 at 5:14 pm
Ninja, Thompson also happens to have Carlos Machado as his brother-in-law. As I recall, submissions have proven to be a huge weakness for Brown. If he doesn't get knocked out, he'll get subbed.
Mofo- February 13, 2012 at 4:47 pm
Unfortunately, "warrior" usually means "tends to get hit a lot".
NinjaVanish- February 13, 2012 at 3:57 pm
Knock him all you want, but Brown is absolutely correct. Stiggen looked like he belonged fighting in an amateur event with his lack of head movement, stiff style, and complete unwillingness to engage. It was a show off fight for Wonderboy, who kept dropping his hands and showing off against a guy who clearly didn't have time to prepare for this level of fighting.

Brown is a fucking warrior, and win or lose he is always putting on a good fight. Brown via grinding decision. Welcome to the UFC and welcome to wrestling 101.
AndyInflammatory- February 13, 2012 at 2:44 pm
Matt Brown will win, and karate guy will drift off into obscurity
Jackbequick- February 13, 2012 at 2:32 pm
@Kid Clam

LOL. It's so true. I'm surprised he didn't fail the post-fight drug test. The dude is high.
Null Kuhl- February 13, 2012 at 2:19 pm
From the video comments, that is.
Null Kuhl- February 13, 2012 at 2:19 pm
My favorite quote from the youtube video: "Matt Brown was tapped out before, during, and after this interview."
Mofo- February 13, 2012 at 2:14 pm
Judging by the sheer intensity of nonsense packed into every sentence, Matt Brown is clearly from the 209. Don't be head-kicked, homie.
Mofo- February 13, 2012 at 2:12 pm
SWEEP THE LEG JOHNNY! Sweep the... ahhhhhhh SHIT. Way to take the wind outta my sails Taco.
WarpedAcorn- February 13, 2012 at 10:42 am
Heroin's a hell of a drug...

Too soon?
danomite- February 13, 2012 at 10:25 am
he thinks chris cope is tougher than Thompson's opponent? he doesn't sound to smart to me. That must be why he beats himself so much.
Kid Clam Curtains- February 13, 2012 at 10:10 am
Matt Brown could go 100-0 fighting idiots but that's not his style. His style is to fight like an idiot and have a .500 record.
Boo- February 13, 2012 at 10:02 am
if you have nosebleed seats for UFC 145, you have an opportunity to catch Matt Brown's head when Thompsons kicks it off.
BryanF- February 13, 2012 at 9:38 am
It doesn't matter who Thompson has fought. When you're the best around, nothing's gonna ever keep you down.

Strike first. Strike hard. No mercy.
Dog Dicks Magoo- February 13, 2012 at 9:34 am
Since Brown has had such an impressive string of victories lately he can say that. Beating Chris Cope is a giant accomplishment. WHHOOOOOOOOOOO!!! Jack ass.
Fried Taco- February 13, 2012 at 9:05 am
Insert stupid sweep the leg joke here.