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Mike Brown now considers himself the WEC champ

Mike Brown finally feels that he is the WEC featherweight champion now that he has successfully defended the belt.

"I didn't feel like the champion after I beat Urijah," Brown (21-4) said at the post-fight conference. "It was a great fight for me and it was the best night of my career, but I still didn't feel like the champ. I didn't want to be a one-hit wonder, easy-come-easy-goes."

There was also no talk of a lucky punch in the win against Leonard Garcia (12-4) at WEC 39 in Corpus Christi, Texas. Brown was definitively the better fighter on Sunday, sending Garcia to the mat with a beautiful overhand right, attempting a rear-naked choke, ground and pounding Garcia and then submitting the hometown hero with an arm-triangle choke from mount.

"It was night so I'm happy that I established myself as champ," Brown said.

Brown's next step appears to be cementing himself as the number one featherweight in the world -- which means giving a rematch to Urijah Faber (22-2). That's the fight fans are talking about and Brown wants to deliver.

"I would fight anybody," Brown said. "I think there are a lot of guys deserving of a shot but I think fans want to see me and Urijah the most."