rory-macdonald-13.jpgBOSTON – Welterweight Matt Brown probably will get a top-10 opponent in his next fight, according to UFC President Dana White, but it doesn’t look like he’ll upset one matchup planned for the near future.

A previously discussed fight between Rory MacDonald (15-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) and Robbie Lawler (21-9 MMA, 6-3 UFC) is still planned.

“We like that fight,” White told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) when asked if Brown’s performance might have put him in the mix. “I think so, yeah, (it’s happening).”

The UFC executive didn’t have a timeline for the bout, which was proposed after MacDonald’s and Lawler’s performances at this past month’s UFC on FOX 8 event. MacDonald outpointed Jake Ellenberger on the card while Lawler knocked out Bobby Voelker.

For now, Brown’s quick knockout of Mike Pyle, which happened Saturday on the FOX Sports 1-televised main card of UFC Fight Night 26 at Boston’s TD Garden, has “put him on the radar” for a top-10 slot, White said.

It’s about time: “The Immortal” has won six straight fights and stopped five of his opponents via TKO or knockout.

At the post-event press conference, Brown (18-11 MMA, 11-5 UFC) admitted that Pyle (25-9-1 MMA, 8-4 UFC) had gotten the better of him when they used to train together in Las Vegas.

“Mike really is one of the best fighters in the world, he just doesn’t always put it together in the ring,” he said. “I just came in to whoop his ass. I knew it was going to be me or him. Hopefully it put me somewhere in a good position to get some big fights. I know in this sport you get what you earn not what you deserve, hopefully I earned something good here.”

There was no doubt that White was impressed, however.

“[Brown] came out tonight and made quick work of a guy a lot of people respect, a tough durable guy,” he said. “I think tonight’s fight put him in a position to possibly get a spot in the top-10 and fight one of the guys in the top-10.”

It is, however, too early to start thinking about Brown to face welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre, whom he called out after concussing Pyle.

“You guys are going to be voting tomorrow,” said White, who was referring to the UFC’s official rankings, which are compiled through a media vote. “Don’t throw [St-Pierre vs. Brown] at me.”

So Brown will have to be satisfied with a $50,000 “Knockout of the Night” bonus. And from the sound of it, he’s not sweating anything.

“I’ll fight whoever they want me to, man,” he said.

But he’s clear on his goal: “I’m only in this sport for one thing, and that’s to beat GSP’s ass.”

For more on the UFC’s upcoming schedule, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

(Pictured: Rory MacDonald)

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Dana White Says Robbie Lawler vs. Donald Cerrone Signed for UFC 205 in New York

  • 23 days ago
  • 48 views

Dana White says an exciting bout between Robbie Lawler and Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone has been inked for UFC 205 in New York. read news >>

Robbie Lawler vs. Donald Cerrone Is the Perfect Fight

  • 22 days ago
  • 20 views

Be still, my beating heart. At Madison Square Garden on November 12, the UFC's first outing in New York since the legalization of MMA in the state, former welterweight champion and violence god Robbi read news >>

Former Champ Robbie Lawler Reportedly Out of UFC 205 | MMAWeekly.com

  • 20 days ago
  • 733 views

The first UFC event at Madison Square Garden may have taken a major hit before the fight card was finalized. Former welterweight champion Robbie Lawler is reportedly out. read news >>

Robbie Lawler Reportedly Won't Fight at UFC 205: Latest Details, Reaction

  • 20 days ago
  • 107 views

Robbie Lawler has reportedly pulled out of his scheduled fight against Donald Cerrone at UFC 205, according to TMZ Sports and Brett Okamoto of ESPN. Per the TMZ Sports report, Cerrone "will still fig read news >>

Robbie Lawler Confirmed Out of Donald Cerrone Fight at UFC New York | MMAWeekly.com

  • 20 days ago
  • 88 views

MMAWeekly.com has confirmed reports that Robbie Lawler is, in fact, out of his planned UFC 205 bout with Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone. read news >>

Donald Cerrone Died a Little Bit When Robbie Lawler Said He Wouldn't Fight (Video) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 20 days ago
  • 16 views

Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone was supposed to fight Robbie Lawler at UFC 205 in New York's Madison Square Garden on Nov. 12, but it wasn't to be. read news >>

Dana White on Mickey Gall Calling Out Sage Northcutt: ‘We’ll Make It Happen’ | MMAWeekly.com

  • 19 days ago
  • 51 views

After Mickey Gall called out Sage Northcutt following his win over CM Punk at UFC 203 on Saturday, Dana White says Northcutt is open to the bout. read news >>

Dana White Says No More Conor McGregor Fights at Welterweight | MMAWeekly.com

  • 17 days ago
  • 485 views

UFC president Dana White says a trilogy fight between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz is unlikely and that McGregor needs to defend his 145-pound title. read news >>

Will Dana White Still Run the UFC in 5 Years? | MMAWeekly.com

  • 17 days ago
  • 28 views

UFC president Dana White is under a five-year deal to remain with the company's new ownership. But what happens when the five years is up? read news >>

Donald Cerrone Draws Kelvin Gastelum for UFC New York | MMAWeekly.com

  • 16 days ago
  • 45 views

Just days after Robbie Lawler pulled out of their fight, Donald Cerrone has a new opponent on tap for UFC 205. read news >>