Ahead of the first Mixed Martial Arts card ever being televised on the ABC network, Brown (22-17 MMA, 15-11 UFC) and Condit (31-13 MMA, 8-9 UFC) seem to be brewing a bit of a rivalry.
After Brown said during media day that he plans on running through his opponent, Condit was asked about what he thinks of Brown’s confidence leading into their fight.
“I’m glad he’s confident,” Condit said. “I’m gonna f*** him up though. I’m gonna finish Matt Brown. Doesn’t matter. I’m gonna f*** him up.”
This past October, Condit picked up his first victory in over four years against long-time UFC veteran, Court McGee. On Saturday, he looks to keep the ball rolling and even one up his last performance by finishing Brown. Win or lose, this may be Condit’s last fight of his career.
Brown, 40, has made a career of putting on exciting fights, win or lose. Since coming out of a short retirement in 2019 that lasted just under two years, he has gone 1-1 and is looking to win one more fight which may also be his last. This week, Brown hinted at retirement stating, “It’s not fair to my kids.”
Both fighters are well into the fourth quarter of their careers, and with them being similar in height and reach, as well as fighting style, this is a very even match up that should make for an exciting fight for both fans in attendance, and fans at home.
Fights can be watched live on the ESPN+ app or ABC. Starting 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT