Matt Brown Wants to Fight Georges St-Pierre if he Returns to the UFC
Exciting UFC welterweight Matt Brown has recently revealed that he’d like to be the man who welcomes back former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, should St-Pierre return to fighting in the UFC.
With St-Pierre being medically cleared to resume his training, after suffering his second serious knee injury, fans and fighters are anxiously awaiting to see if the former welterweight king will return to the Octagon.
Here’s what Brown had to say about the situation on The Great MMA Debate podcast:
“I think I am in the right position for it. I’m not the champion, he’s not going to come back and get the championship fight right off the bat. I’m in the right position. I can look at it objectively on paper and see that he would be the favorite.
I would hope that it would be a five rounder. I would love to do it. I’ve always wanted to fight Georges. That’s a huge, huge fight. I’d love to have that fight. I always thought I matched up well with him.”
It’s very likely that Georges St-Pierre would be granted an immediate title shot if he returns. He last fought at UFC 167 in November, 2013 against Johny Hendricks. In a highly controversial decision, St-Pierre retained his title against Hendricks, who now holds the UFC welterweight title that St-Pierre vacated.
Prior to his recent loss to Robbie Lawler at UFC on FOX 12, Brown was on a seven-fight win streak. Brown defeated notable fighters such as Mike Swick, Mike Pyle, Jordan Mein and Erick Silva during that stretch.
Although it’s not likely Brown will get his wish in the near future, there’s a chance he could eventually face St-Pierre, should Brown remain a contender in the stacked UFC welterweight division.