Reason why no top 10 wins for brown yet = GRapplerss

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  1. ackileez

    ackileez ANALINGUSing a PAWG

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    WW top ten is filled with wrestlers/grapplers. Which would explain why he was initially scheduled to fight condit, who is arguably the only stand up fighter in top 10 in ww.

    I really hope brown lives up to the hype when faced with a wrestler/grappler in top 10, seems to be UFC is building up his streak, which is great so we get crazy fights like we just saw, but so utterly disappointing when wrestlers show you glaring holes in some stand up guys games.

    I suppose its the whole Okami and Fitch ordeal ideology.

    I like Matt Brown, hes tough, and I really hope he starts working on the ground like condit did to avoid being mopped. Right now, there is no way he'd last against Hendricks, who nullified GSPs wrestling, and hit Gsp, who is super evasive, time after time.

    Not yet brown. Not yet.
     
  2. mrsinister

    mrsinister Brown Belt

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    Same as for Diaz.
     
  3. ben236

    ben236 Silver Belt

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    Considering he beat Mike Pyle who is better than GSP, I'd say that Matt Brown is the current champ.
     
  4. cade187

    cade187 I'm not a part of your system.

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    Erick Silva is a bjj black belt.
     
  5. jiujitsuforever

    jiujitsuforever Banned Banned

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    I think matt would be a tough fight for most guys ranked , however I see most beating him. I could be wrong but its a feeling
     
  6. Fergelmince

    Fergelmince Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    Browns gas tank would give him the edge over rory.
     
  7. ajmonsta

    ajmonsta Banned Banned

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    Brown would out-wrestle gsp. He knows where he stands.
     
  8. Bubson Bubba

    Bubson Bubba Purple Belt

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    Not really sold out on Matt's top 5 potential yet.
     
  9. Post Crisis

    Post Crisis Professional Shit-poster

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    People keep wanting to see him matched with other strikers because it makes for fun fights, but they can't all be fun.
     
  10. Emjay

    Emjay And again and again and again and ag.. zzzzzzzz

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    Rankings don't matter
     
  11. INTERL0PER

    INTERL0PER Brown Belt

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    This is as much an issue with fighters like Brown and Condit as it is an issue with the Unified Rules.

    Sure a lot of wrestlers with out-wrestle Brown and/or Condit... but will they beat them in a fight?

    I'd be willing to be that both of them would out work most wrestlers on the ground... while heading to a losing decision.

    Unified Rules FTW :rolleyes:
     
  12. welcometohavoc

    welcometohavoc Yellow Card

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    Brown has captivated Sherdog and fans with his excitement, but what skillset does he possess that convinces you he could compete with the likes of Hendricks, Lawler, Woodley, or Rory?
     
  13. strife187

    strife187 White Belt

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    his brawling skill set. he could definitely compete with other guys that are willing to stand and trade like robbie and hendricks.
     
  14. salamander7

    salamander7 Green Belt

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    those guys have dynamite hands tho, and wrestling
     
  15. Killswitch91

    Killswitch91 Brown Belt

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    Hendricks wouldn't stand and trade though. Hendricks has had no problem going for takedowns in his career, regardless of how the standup is going.
     
  16. Exarch01

    Exarch01 Green Belt

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    Erick Silva and Jordan Mein each dropped him with body shots only to let him back into the fight. I just don't see any of the current top ten's heavy hitters making the same mistake.
     
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    BOTTICELLI MMA Fanatical Sabbatical

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    This is truth...
     
  18. laleggenda27

    laleggenda27 Brown Belt

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    I like Brown, but I honestly believe that the UFC has done him a favor by only matching him against guys who are at the bottom end of the WW roster. It's allowed him to put a win streak together, showcase his toughness, beat up on guys on live broadcasts, and gain a following on boards such as this. He's also been able to rack up win and performance bonuses. If he had been given better competition, he'd have lost many fights ago and all this buzz would be non-existent. The guy is tough as nails. He's a fun fighter to watch and always lays it all on the line. He's a slightly less skilled version of Chris Lytle. His brand benefits much more from engaging in memorable wars with mid-to-low tier guys than being outclassed by the top echelon of the division.
     
  19. dyopri

    dyopri Yellow Belt

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    Mike Pyle was a successful Grappler and so was erick silva.. so... PFFFT
     
  20. Lloydster

    Lloydster Orange Belt

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    I'd say the biggest reason Matt Brown doesn't have a top 10 win is that he's never been matched with a top 10 fighter.

    Let's just wait and see how he performs against another contender before completely writing him off. Sheesh.
     

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