Coming off his impressive victory over Eric SIlva, UFC Veteran Matt Brown moved to a seven fight win streak inside the Octagon - finishing six of them by T/KO.
Brown has made huge noise and has every right to claim a title shot against UFC Welterweight Champion Johnny Hendricks, when he beat the Brazilian last time out in impressive style.
UFC President Dana White believes that 'The Immortal' must win one more fight against a higher ranked opponent before he can cement a title shot. White was keen on making a fight against Hector Lombard who has been equally impressive since moving from Middleweight to 170lbs.
However, Brown seems to favour a fight with former Strikeforce Welterweight Champion Nick Diaz. Speaking to MMARoasted, Brown said:
“I think Nick Diaz would be more of a war than anybody else. The dude is not afraid to fight. He's a warrior in his own right.
"He likes to come forward, I like to come forward. I can see that being a legendary fight, for sure. Of course that's gonna interest me."
Brown vs Diaz would be an excellent match up; both fighters love to take to the centre of the Octagon and swing for the fences. There's no doubt that Diaz would be Brown's toughest opponent to date - his accurate boxing and excellent Jiu-Jitsu would cause nightmares.
However, 'The Immortal' shouldn't hold his breathe. Diaz is currently in retirement, as he campaigns for more money per fight. The UFC President has said this could be likely until the Stockton, California native runs out of money which could be a long time.
Nonetheless, Diaz wants exciting fighters. In his two previous bouts against Carlos Condit and Georges St. Pierre, the former Strikeforce 170lbs champion was frustrated as he could not fight the way he likes to. Brown brings a lot more of a brawling style match up which could sway Diaz to the fight.
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