This should go without saying, but you should never mess with Matt Brown’s chewing tobacco. You probably shouldn’t pour too much milk over his cereal either. In fact, just leave Matt Brown alone to avoid getting seriously injured in the event you ever have to be in his vicinity while he’s preparing for a fight. I’m sure that outside of training camp, he’s the kind of guy who’d make an outstanding companion on a fishing trip, perhaps he’d make a righteous wingman at the local watering hole, but that’s not the context in which we know Matt Brown, so we’ll continue to insist you remain cautious around him at all times.
While most of you are still giddy about Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson’s headkick knockout of the night over Daniel Stittgen at UFC 143, Matt Brown remains unimpressed with the quality of his opponent and suggests that Wonderboy hasn’t fought anyone noteworthy to even merit being in the UFC in this interview with MMAWeekly.com:
“Name me one guy that he fought. I can tell you the guys I train with [have fought] Saenchai, Malaipet, 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.”
He then goes on to say the only thing I agree with, about how Muay Thai beats Karate 9 times out of 10, but that’s really going to depend on how many youtube clips you base your observation on. If you extrapolate the results, I’m willing to bet Muay Thai beats most other standing combat discipline 9.5 times out of 10 because many of them don’t train full contact. Sort of an unfair comparison, but until we start seeing deadly Tae-Bo videos, Matt Brown’s statistics are all we have.