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Morning Report: Matt Brown says he ‘might just punch’ Snoop Dogg over Conor McGregor comments

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It appears Matt Brown won’t be making an appearance on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series anytime soon.

Brown recently has been talking about retiring from MMA, but after scoring his first win since 2015, a brutal knockout of Diego Sanchez at UFC Norfolk, the former TUF 7 veteran is willing to delay that retirement for the chance to lock horns with former UFC interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit. Though from the sounds of it, Brown would also like a chance to fight rap icon Snoop Dogg (AKA Snoop Doggy Dogg, AKA Snoop Lion, AKA Snoopzilla, AKA The Doggfather, AKA DJ Snoopadelic).

Speaking recently on Joe Rogan’s The JRE MMA Show, Brown took umbrage with comments Snoop Dogg made about Conor McGregor, after McGregor’s knockout loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. last August, and threatened to punch him should he ever run into him.

“Snoop Dogg, that piece of s**t” said Brown. “I’ll call him out. He called out Conor. He called him a b**ch. That’s not cool, man. I don’t care [if he was intoxicated], he put it out in public. He could have apologized, deleted it, whatever. If I go to the UFC PI [UFC Performance Institute], I might just punch him if I see him there. I’m cool with that.”

Snoop Dogg has been a fan of MMA for years and last year partnered with the UFC to bring the “SnoopCast” - a more conversational approach to MMA commentary performed by himself and Urijah Faber - to the Tuesday Night Contender Series shows. But despite his working relationship with the UFC, Snoop Dogg was particularly exuberant when Mayweather stopped McGregor in the 10th round of their boxing superfight in August, trashing the Irish superstar in a profanity-laden tirade on social media (though he did end his outburst by recognizing McGregor’s “heart”). That didn’t sit well with Brown who, in the course of a discussion with Joe Rogan about negative commentary, said he respects McGregor and that the personal attacks on him by Snoop Dogg were particularly offensive coming from someone who has never fought nor trained in MMA.

“I’m just saying, that really offends me,” explained Brown. “Conor, people all have their opinions about him, I respect the s**t out of that guy. I love what he’s done, I love his schtick. I think he’s a true sportsman. He comes into the limelight for a while and then he goes back, and I think he works his ass off. I really think he does. He wouldn’t be where he’s at if he didn’t, but everyone judges him by what he does out here.

“I would say also that [commentators] have no right to be saying things that they’ve never done. You don’t have to compete, [but if you train] you get such a more in-depth knowledge about what they’re truly going through and what’s happening by just experiencing it a little bit.”


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LISTEN UP

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Beatdown. Discussing Roy Jones Jr. and UFC 222’s main event shake up.


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FIGHT ANNOUNCEMENTS

James Gallagher (7-0) vs. Adam Borics (6-0); Bellator 196, April 6.

Denise Kielholtz (1-1) vs. Lena Ovchynnikova (12-5, 1 NC); Bellator 196, April 6.

Kevin Ferguson Jr. (2-1) vs. Devon Brock (1-0); Bellator 197, April 13.

Logan Storley (2-0) vs. Joaquin Buckley (8-1); Bellator 197, April 13.

A.J. McKee (10-0) vs. Justin Lawrence (11-4); Bellator 197, April 13.

Michelle Waterson (14-6) vs. Cortney Casey (7-5); UFC on FOX 29, April 14.

Luke Sanders (11-2) vs. Patrick Williams (8-5); UFC on FOX 29, April 14.

Aljamain Sterling (14-3) vs. Brett Johns (15-0); UFC Atlantic City, April 21.


FINAL THOUGHTS

Brown may want to be careful though. The last time he fought a dog, it didn’t go his way.

Moving on, UFC 221 is finally here and the fanfare around it is . . . lacking. This card is doomed as a PPV event and really showcases everything wrong with the UFC’s approach. Instead of having a set number of PPV’s and filling them in as best they can, they should really build PPV’s around the kind of talent that will draw well. Put this fight on Fox or FS1 and people would love this card, but there aren’t many who will drop 60 bucks on it.

Also, Rockhold wrote this piece for the Player’s Voice for any who might be interested. It certainly gives you a view into who he is as a person.

That’s all for this week folks. Enjoy the fights and see y’all on Monday.


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