Just because Matt Brown has a fight in less than 24 hours against Erick Silva does not mean that Matt Brown is looking forward and rightfully so for his next fight. However, Brown might want to focus on this fight and not a future fight right now, check out some interesting things he had to say about his fight with Silva and more.

“I think I’m definitely being overlooked by a lot of people,” he said. “All I can do is keep doing what I’m doing and just keep this train rolling, and I believe the respect will come. For now, it’s just not even on my mind. I got Erick Silva [next] and he’s a huge threat, a legitimate opponent … he’s dangerous. [Being overlooked] is kind of at the back of my mind., he told MMA Weekly.

Matt Brown is coming into this fight with an 18-11 MMA record. 11 by KO, 5 by Submission and 2 coming by decision. However, he has lost 9 fights by submission and has never been knocked out. He is currently on a six fight winning streak with wins over Chris Cope via TKO back in February of 2012, a unanimous decision over Stephen Thompson at UFC 145 in April of 2012. In the summer of 2012 he beat Luis Ramos via TKO in the second round. He finished 2012 on a very positive note with a knockout win over Mike Swick in the second round. In April of 2013 he beat Jordan Mein in the 2nd round with a TKO victory and the finally when he fought last against Mike Pyle he made short work of him by knocking him out in 29 seconds in the first round.

“I’ve worked my way into being in [title contender] talks and I feel like I can beat anybody in the top 10.”

He added that he can see himself being champion one day.

“I totally think he can be a UFC champion… if he didn’t have to fight me,” Brown said. “I’m going to put a stop to that. If I wasn’t in this division, I think he’d have all the tools to be there.

“I believe if I’m the best that I can be, I really don’t think anybody can beat me, ever.”

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