White: ‘Matt Brown is looking for respect. “CRAZY” over underdog role’

By BJPENN.COM News - May 7, 2014

“Matt Brown is ranked No. 7 and has been looking for respect for forever now. The guy has destroyed everybody he’s fought. He feels like he’s been disrespected for so long. He’s done so much and should have an opportunity to fight for the title soon. And Erick Silva, who’s ranked 14th, I think there’s no way he’s 14th. In Vegas, the odds have Erick Silva a 2-1 favorite. It’s driving Matt Brown crazy. He says he’s going to knock him out, like everyone else, and is going to finally get his respect.”

UFC President Dana White discussed the upcoming UFC Fight Night 40 main event between Matt Brown and Erik Silva.

The UFC boss also, touched on two other fights set for this Satutday on FOX Sports 1.

White on the Larkin vs. Philippou: “Larkin is tough guy. He’s been around a long time. He’s another guy, with a great performance, who could earn some respect. I think this is going to be an absolute standup war and somebody is getting knocked out.”

White on his sleeper fight on the card: “I love the Koch vs. Cruickshank fight. Both guys are coming off of impressive wins. I think that fight will be an absolute war.”