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Give Matt Brown a number one contender shot

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  1. defdef Yellow Belt

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    See a lot of thread titles that don't say this explicitly. This is what needs to be said and you should post here if you agree.
     
  2. PRIDEWASBETTER Whatever it takes Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    I like the Lombard fight on July 5.
     
  3. King Crab Green Belt

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    No he isn't ready white belt.
     
  4. Forbiden1 Purple Belt

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    Lombard or the winner of the ellenberger lawler fight since it's coming up. I personally want to see the Lombard fight the most because stylistically I think it will be entertaining (although almost any fight Brown is in is sure to be entertaining).

    Brown is close but besides his impressive win streak, he needs a top 10 opponent to solidify it given his recent lay off.

    On the subject though shame on Erick Silva's corner for letting that go pass the second round.
     
  5. Rational Poster Actually the Best Poster

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    I like Brown, but I'm pretty sure he's reached his ceiling.

    The top5 will ragdoll him and Lawler will out badass him.
     
  6. defdef Yellow Belt

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    Call me a white belt, but I've been watching combat sports since about 2003. You can say what you want about the top of the division who have mostly been battling themselves, but after 7 wins, Matt Brown deserves an opportunity to prove himself. If as his detractors say, he can't touch the top 5, then this will be where his hype train ends. I am not advocating a title fight.

    If not, then let him go for the title.
     
  7. defdef Yellow Belt

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    I agree, however, it is not Brown's fault if the UFC isn't giving him a top 10 opponent. They keep trying to break him, but they haven't be able and after 7 wins a row, you can't deny that he deserves at least a shot to prove himself.
     
  8. defdef Yellow Belt

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    No one else thinks he deserves a number one contender shot?
     
  9. dc007 mr. white belt

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    He just needs to fight someone in the top ten. All of his wins are against unranked opponents yet he went into last night's fight ranked 7th...
     
  10. mmacrisis Brown Belt

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    Top 6 ranked fighters right now:
    1 Robbie Lawler
    2 Rory MacDonald
    3 Tyron Woodley
    4 Carlos Condit
    5 Jake Ellenberger
    6 Hector Lombard

    Any one would be an entertaining fight for Brown (who is 7). Condit is injured so forget that one. I say give him Lombard or MacDonald depending on the performance of this and the Lawler/Ellenberger fight the best performance earns the title shot.
     
  11. Memnok Yellow Belt

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    I could see him beating one or two on that list. Rory would be a good fight.
     
  12. defdef Yellow Belt

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    Sure, that's a number one contender fight in my eyes. Give him Rory.
     
  13. Blayt7hh Steel Belt

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    Well, no one would have thought Lawler would have had a renaissance that took him all the way to the title shot either.

    Brown's earned his shot at a contender's match, whether or not any of use thinks he will win it. Using Lawler is a great example of this. I don't expect Brown to beat the other contenders nipping at the champs heels right now, but I didn't expect Robbie to be Rory either.
     
  14. afm171 Black Belt

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    Give Brown the title shot.
     
  15. NoLies Local Commie

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    Lombard annihilates him.
     
  16. Memnok Yellow Belt

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    One more fight imo. Brown has been on an absolute tear but for some reason the UFC hasn't given him top 10 opponents. He needs to fight someone in the top 5 before getting the shot.
     
  17. SherdogGoat Platinum & Braco Belt Banned

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    He'd deserve a title shot for sure if he beats a top 5 opponent next. I don't think he'll ever become champ but he definitely deserves to be in the running for a title shot with a long streak like that.
     
  18. natman589 Orange Belt

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    give him the dan hardy treatment. hes on a winning streak. give him a title fight
     
  19. Saiyan Prince Orange Belt

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    Matt Brown deserves a title shot after beating a top 5 fighter.
     
  20. PRIDEWASBETTER Whatever it takes Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    We'll see. This kind of momentum does wonders for a guy's confidence.
     

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