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UFC 198: Matt Brown Explains Why Demian Maia is a “Dangerous”, “Big Mountain”

Kelsey Mowatt

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The prospect of trying to hang with Demian Maia on the floor is why not too many fighters are eager to face the welterweight, but clearly Matt Brown isn’t afraid of imposing challenges.

Brown is scheduled to fight Maia at UFC 198 next Saturday, which will go down in Curitiba, Brazil. “The Immortal One” will face Maia at a time when the latter’s won four straight, and at a juncture when some believe his powers have never been greater…

Well, if you’ve followed Brown’s career, then you know he’s not one to duck an opponent. In fact, in a recent interview with Flo Combat, the welterweight vet said the following:

“I look for the challenge that will bring out the best in me and I think this upcoming fight is the perfect example,” Brown said. “[The UFC] offered me other opponents… I thought about how much of a challenge each person would be for me. Demian Maia was by far the largest one.

“I used the metaphor of him being a mountain. I could have climb the ones that were the same size, but I’m that sumb*tch who is going to pick the biggest and most dangerous one and go for it. I’ll do that every single time. I won’t shy away from it or even think twice about it. You give me that big mountain, I’m going to attack it.”

Pretty difficult not to admire that huh? Now, of course, Brown is no slouch when it comes to this fighting stuff, as evidenced by the fact the only men to beat him in his last 10 bouts are Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler.  Further, Brown is a ridiculously dangerous fighter, and during that time he’s finished the likes of Jordan Mein, Erick Silva, Mike Pyle and Tim Means. So we know he has the tools to stop anyone.

The big question is, however, whether Brown can keep the fight standing. If he can’t, then it’s very, very difficult to imagine him walking away with a win.

UFC 198 will be headlined by a heavyweight bout between champion Fabricio Werdum and Stipe Miocic.

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