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.”
Luke Rockhold is on a camel.
And Yoel starts a dance party.
Jeff Mayweather knows it’s all about money.
Freddie Roach, MMA aficionado.
Behind the Scenes at Combat Club. Hooft has a great stable of fighters.
This dude is fighting tomorrow and you should be hype.
SOCIAL MEDIA BOUILLABAISSE
Dom and Jimmie.
Earn my spot?? Lol— Dominick Cruz (@DominickCruz) February 8, 2018
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Cody’s definitely gonna get on T.J. about this with his recent injury talk. Bet that.
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Been keeping my eye on this dude for a while. Superstar potential is high. I repeat, high. https://t.co/TZSfeiRDdi— Kenny Florian (@kennyflorian) February 8, 2018
And Stevie Ray trying to get in.
Picking a fight.
Tommy on Nate’s return..
In every picture Khabib takes, nobody ever smiles.
You heard her.
Cold way to talk about a former training partner.
Daily Colby check in.
You see virgins, this is where following me and getting the spoiler that Tyquil Woodley's @TWooodley a nutless, delusional, two faced dirtbag months ago pays off and saves you all the cringe of the virtual temper tantrum he's throwing right now. #NerdBash2018— Colby Covington (@ColbyCovMMA) February 8, 2018
Come on savage I ain’t even hating , what’s up wit all that instagram shit ? Savage I was just playin, y’all pussy n***** fakin , bitch I hang around them hatians , kidnap ya , tie ya kids up , pistol whip ya while ya bitch naked ! #Savage— Platinum Mike Perry (@PlatinumPerry) February 8, 2018
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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