Matt Brown: ‘(Robbie Lawler) Better Knock Me Out’

July 26, 2014
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Matt Brown vs Erick SilvaJust weeks after beating Erick Silva in May, “The Immortal” Matt Brown got a quick turnaround and signed to face Robbie Lawler at UFC on FOX 12.

It’s a fight that calls for the most grueling of training camps, and Brown said that describes exactly how hard this camp has been. Even welterweight standout Ben Askren came to help out, and his addition contributed to the grind.

“I haven’t trained this hard for any fight ever. It’s one of those things where I’m at the point now where I don’t even give a (expletive) anymore,” Brown said on The Great MMA Debate Podcast. “I’m just ready to go in there and fight. It’s at that point. I’ve been training so hard for so long for this fight that I’m just ready to finish this (expletive).”

Brown has built much of his reputation on being an incredibly tough fighter whose will has been some of the greatest in the history of the UFC welterweight division. No matter the fight, Brown comes to put on a war, and Lawler is similar.

Pairing the two in a cage fight excited most pundits and fans, and the ready-for-war approach from each is what Brown said prompted the UFC to put the two together.

“That’s why this fight was made, because he’s like that, too,” Brown said. “I think we’re going to find out (Saturday) if he’s really like that or not. I don’t know if he just likes fighting because he’s a warrior or he likes fighting because he doesn’t know what else to do.

“One thing about Lawler is he likes to stay on the feet; he likes to bang. He better (expletive) knock me out or I’m going to knock him out. It’s going to be one or the other. He better knock me out.”

Analysts have coined this fight to be Brown’s toughest test to date. But in his personal opinion, Brown said that he’s going to be the one administering the test this weekend at UFC on FOX 12.

“That’s one thing I like to pride myself on is I don’t know if I’m going to win or lose in any fight,” he said, “but I do know that I’m going to test you.”

With seven wins in a row, Brown has put himself in consideration for a title shot. This Saturday, he’ll have to work his way past a former No. 1 contender. If he gets the job done, he’ll find himself testing Johny Hendricks next for the 170-pound title.

But Brown will worry about that on Sunday.

“The last day of my life is (UFC on FOX 12),” he said. “I don’t have any idea what’s going to happen. I’m not looking past July 26.”

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  • who what huh

    That’s what he’s planning on, Matt! Don’t make it so obvious! You should have said he had better submit you.

  • put me in the sauna coach

    2 of the funnest guys to watch…free tv…can’t wait

  • Sir_Roy

    Watch Lawler walk in to LL Cool J’s “momma said knock you out” track. Lol.

  • Manuel Lopez

    Lawwler COULD get Knocked OUt… Diaz put him out and Brown could very well do the same. Lawler hits hard too but I think Brown has the tougher chin out of the two.

    • Lucas Freire

      I don’t think Brown has the same technical approach as Diaz, even though Diaz pushes the pace throughout the whole fight.
      Brown is like Wand, Leben, Jardine…I don’t think he has space amongst the top10 fighters of the division.

    • John

      The fighting style between Diaz and Brown is totally different. Plus, Diaz can take punches. I mean if Diaz ever fight Silva, Diaz has the capability to knock out Silva because of his punching power, techniques, and Silva’s glass jaw. Because of the differences between the two, it’ll be interesting to see Brown faces Lawler especially at Lawlers best. It’ll be an even better fight to have a Diaz and Lawler 2.

      • MuayThaiFood

        Silva got knocked out once when he was clowning with his hands down and chin up and now he has a glass jaw? Diaz is a volume puncher.The planets lined up for him when he knocked out Lawler. The same wouldn’t happen if he ever stepped into the cage with Silva.

  • Muttley76

    Matt Brown is a MAN. Love Robbie too, but it’s about impossible not to pull for the Immortal one here…

  • Dave O

    This is going to be a good fight, first one in a while.

  • The guest of guests

    I really hope we don’t see a Lawler win via premature stoppage. That would be very upsetting.

  • BobLemons

    Brown has only lost by decision twice and the rest by submission. If this stays on the feet the stats look good for him. I love browns attitude, I’ll definitely be rooting for him. Tough fight though..

  • Merica #1

    Don’t worry MB, He will, …
    R Lawler by KO/TKO R2…

  • David Huenecke

    Really looking forward to this fight. Should be epic as long as herb Dean doesn’t stop it early.

    • jimmy

      I’ll be there Saturday. Herb Dean better not stop it early. I think he learned his lesson, i’m sure Dana chewed his ass after stopping 2 recent bouts early.

  • jglousa210

    Gotta give the man respect he’s not talking $ hit he’s just saying imma bring my best so you better bring yours basically. I like both fighters so whoever wins it will be a great fight.

  • james j

    Brown by a decision.