Matt Brown has been kicking ass in the UFC for a while now, and his win streak – which is spawned from his toughness and ability to beat the crap out of opponents – extends to February of 2012. But for all his accomplishments in the cage, and talent and ability when it comes to throwing down, he’s still just a dude who gets punched in the head for a living.
Case in point: the debut episode of his “Legit Man Shit” podcast, which features him and a couple buddies rapping about whatever. Sure, that’s par for the course for the countless podcasts out there, but things go off the rails when Brown starts in on the subject of female MMA, and what he wants to see if he’s shelling out money to watch the pay-per-view. Said Brown, “I just think this, if I’m [going] to pay $60 for a pay-per-view to watch women fight they should at least be topless.”
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It goes without saying that dumber things have been said in podcasts. In fact, just Google the word “podcast” and you’ll come up with so much dumb stuff your computer might explode. But Brown is unique in the podcast world because he’s a UFC fighter on track for a title shot, and regardless of whether or not he ever wins a title (which, given that his division of welterweight is now wide open, is possible), he’s just denigrated his co-workers Ronda Rousey, Sara McMann, Miesha Tate, et al., and demeaned all that they’ve brought to the Octagon.
If there’s a couch in Brown’s household, he should be sleeping on it in lieu of in bed with his wife.
Everyone is allowed their own opinion, no matter how idiotic that opinion may be. But Brown sweats, fights and bleeds alongside a number of women who put no less an effort into their work as he does. He should respect that – and respect their side of the sport – if for no other reason than he’s got an opinion people will listen to above others. Otherwise, he’s just another clown spewing ignorance.
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