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Wednesday, 05/28/2014, 12:36 pm

Lombard: ‘Matt Brown is just average, undeserving of hype’

“I’m mostly disappointed about how much hype Matt Brown has. I mean, he’s been fighting guys that, he never fought a top 10 guy. That’s one. And who is Erick Silva? I mean like, that’s ridiculous. I would like to fight this guy one day, and I’ll prove a point. He has to go and fight a top 10 guy and go from there, because when you fight a guy like Erick Silva anybody can look good. I’d beat Erick Silva even better, even easier. You know it’s something that is out of my control. But once again, I believe Matt Brown doesn’t deserve none of that. I believe Matt Brown is just an average fighter. And, you know like, even (Dong Hyun) Kim for example. Kim beat Matt Brown and he’s behind. Actually Kim beat Matt Brown and he beat Erick Silva. He knocked him out, in Brazil, in his home town. So Kim is four times better than Matt Brown and four times better than Erick Silva and he is behind on the table, like when you’re on the ranks. He’s behind Matt Brown, when he beat Matt Brown. How’s this guy supposed to feel? How am I supposed to feel when I beat two former Strikeforce champs? It doesn’t make sense. He never beat any Strikeforce champions, he never beat any top 10 guys and he has all the hype. That’s (not) very understandable. I don’t understand that at all.”

In a recent interview with ‘Submission Radio’ UFC welterweight, Hector Lombard discussed his upcoming bout against Dong Hyun Kim and his dislike for Matt Brown’s status as an elite fighter.

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