Shortly after his new contract was finalized, Brown signed to fight Jake Ellenberger at UFC 201. The fight is a crucial one for both fighters. Brown enters the bout following his loss to Demian Maia, which saw him drop to #8 on the UFC’s stacked welterweight ranking ladder. Ellenberger on the other hand enters the bout on a 2-fight losing streak, going just 1-4 in his last 5 fights.
Brown spoke on his Great MMA Debate podcast to discuss the bout:
“Jake is a great fighter. Even though he’s lost a few fights lately, we know how dangerous he is,” Brown said. “That makes it more dangerous for me, right? I’ve got a guy we all know he’s dangerous. He’s hurt some guys bad, he’s knocked some guys out. He’s explosive. He’s an athlete. … Now he’s on the cutting block probably, and he’s probably got his back up to the wall. He’s being cornered here. That’s a dangerous spot for me to put him in.”
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