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Thread: Matt Brown vs. Tarec Saffiedine targeted for December UFC event

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    Default Matt Brown vs. Tarec Saffiedine targeted for December UFC event

    http://www.mmajunkie.com/news/2013/0...mber-ufc-event

    Matt Brown (18-11 MMA, 11-5 UFC) appears he'll get his wish to fight a notable welterweight.

    The surging 170-pound contender has been targeted for a December matchup with former Strikeforce champion Tarec Saffiedine (14-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC), UFC President Dana White confirmed with FOXSports.com.

    White said the booking is dependent on Saffiedine's health, so an exact date hasn't been nailed down. However, the UFC has events planned for Dec. 14 (UFC on FOX 9), Dec. 21 (a UFC Fight Night event in Australia) and Dec. 28 (the year-end UFC 168).

    Brown currently is ranked No. 10 and Saffiedine is No. 15 in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie.com MMA welterweight rankings.

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    No! I'm responding in advance to the ignorant rants that are to follow regarding a title shot for Brown after he defeats another irrelevant fighter. So again, no!
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    I would have like to see Condit face Brown since he won against Kampmann, but I have no idea if he has anyedical suspensions. It would have been a quality opponent for Brown to see if he's ready to break into title contention. Or even Nick Diaz if he weren't "retired" still. Both fights would be fun to see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CA_Gas Bag View Post
    I would have like to see Condit face Brown since he won against Kampmann, but I have no idea if he has anyedical suspensions. It would have been a quality opponent for Brown to see if he's ready to break into title contention. Or even Nick Diaz if he weren't "retired" still. Both fights would be fun to see.
    Condit is clearly the #3 WW in the world. Brown hasn't even beaten a top 10 ranked fight. Brown doesn't deserve a fighter of Condit's calibre at this point. Kampmann is a much more appropriate fight.
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    i'm liking this, browns win streak comes to and end with this fight.

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    Would have liked to see him fight Kampmann, but this works too.
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    At what point do the wins stack up enough for people to stop writing him off. I agree he should fight a top contender to get a title shot, but that fight against a top contender should have already happened in my opinion. I think this fight should do a lot for him in the standings too since it is against the last champ of strikeforce. Lots of unwarranted title shots have went to "the last champion of..." anyways, so I think beating one along with a nice winning streak should matter.
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    Not crazy for it, but I hope Matt kicks some ass. I want to see him fight a bigger name.

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    Saffiedine is a great fighter but not ranked high enough ATM.. Brown deserves a much higher ranked opponent, this is bullshit.
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    Should be a decent fight. So much for Saffiedine asking for the winner of Condit/Kampmann though. It's going to be another rough start for another former Strikeforce champ.

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