Matt Brown – “Thiago Alves is a far tougher match up for me than GSP.”

There was a time in 2010 when Matt Brown was definitely eligible for the ‘pink slip grand prix’ after he went 1-5 in 2010-11, but to his credit he has completely turned the ship around. Since 2011, Brown has gone 5-0 and has finished all but one of the those fights before the third round. Brown is set to fight Thiago Alves at UFC On FOX Sports 1: 2 Condit Vs Kampmann II, but he definitely has an opinion on how he would match up against Welterweight Champion Georges St-Pierre.

Brown told Bleacher Report:

“I think he’d be scared to get close enough to hit me because I’m not going to avoid anything he throws. I’m going to step right in the pocket and throw down. He’s not going to have any option but to be on the feet with me. Even if he has the skills to stand, he would not be able to handle my pressure, tenacity and desire to win. I think I’m one of the worst match ups for GSP.”

“Everyone thinks I’m delusional and crazy for thinking that, but I know who I am. If I go in there the best I can be, I know I’d destroy GSP. When I come in against GSP, I’m going in to take the belt from him, I’m not going to play around with the world title on the line. I’m 110% confident, if I show up at my best, he does not stand a chance in hell against me. This match up with Thiago is a far tougher match up for me than GSP.”

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