"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."