Matt Brown on Johny Hendricks: 'I can KO him'

Elias Cepeda
May 14, 2014
UFC Fight Night 40 Results: Matt Brown TKOs Erick Silva, Calls for Title Shot
Matt Brown [L] believes he has the power to stop UFC champ Johny Hendricks (MMA Weekly)

Fresh off his Fight of the Year candidate performance against Erik Silva last week, UFC welterweight contender Matt Brown believes he could knock champion Johny Hendricks out if given the chance.

"I hate to eat my own words because I hit Erick Silva a lot of times and he didn't go down and it went three rounds, but I've got to get my groove back. I can knock him out, I guarantee it," he said.

"I definitely don't think it would go to decision. Like I've said one hundred times, I'm not going to hit him that many times and not knock him out. He's not going to stay on his feet if I hit him as many times as Robbie Lawler did. I'm a really accurate striker,"

Brown has now won seven consecutive fights, six of those by TKO or KO, and feels that he should be next in line for a crack at the belt. "If you look back at the history of guys who have got title fights, the streaks they've been on the wins they've had, I don't see any reason they can deny me," he said.

Do you agree with Brown that having the longest active streak in the division should get him a title shot? Or, do you want to see him face one more opponent first?

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