“A fight against Matt Brown seems most interesting. Fans want it. He has a ton of heart and is tough as nails. Really looking at the landscape of the division, this fight stood out first. Granted it’s one of the toughest fights, but it’s a good match-up, people love him, he was a fight away from a title shot, ranked fifth, and fans would flip. I feel like he will bring the best out of me and test my limits. I respect him as a fighter and feel fighting him makes the most since for my career. I would also like to do this whenever they have Johny Hendricks vs Robbie Lawler 2 and have it be the co-main event. That way there isn’t a stagger on when we all compete and run into the problem of people already being paired up, injured, or a won-loss formula doesn’t work. Plus, having the title bout after my fight has always made me send a message that I’m coming for you. I’ll get up for this one.”
In a recent interview with MMAFighting.com, top UFC welterweight Tyron Woodley expressed his interest with a fight against Matt Brown.