The stage is set for a potential clash of legends as Conor McGregor gears up for his highly anticipated return to the Octagon. The charismatic Irishman has vowed to break Matt Brown's UFC knockout record, a feat that has caught the attention of the seasoned veteran. While McGregor's focus remains on his upcoming bout with Michael Chandler, the prospect of him battling Matt Brown has ignited the imagination of fight fans worldwide.
After a two-year hiatus, Conor McGregor is set to make his much-anticipated comeback to the UFC. His first hurdle will be Michael Chandler, a former lightweight title challenger and his opposing coach in the upcoming season of "The Ultimate Fighter." As fans eagerly await this clash of titans, McGregor has already set his sights on a new target: Matt Brown's knockout record.
Matt Brown, the 42-year-old veteran, recently made waves in the UFC by tying Derrick Lewis' record for the most knockouts in the promotion's history. Brown’s emphatic first-round finish of Court McGee at UFC Charlotte solidified his place in the annals of UFC history. With 13 knockouts to his name, Brown's achievement has undoubtedly caught the attention of fighters across divisions.
Not one to shy away from lofty ambitions, McGregor wasted no time in expressing his interest in surpassing Brown's record. Taking to Twitter in the early hours after Brown's record-tying win, McGregor exuded confidence in his ability to make this feat a reality. While a potential showdown between the two fighters seems unlikely at the moment, the idea of witnessing the chaos unfold inside the Octagon has ignited the imaginations of fight enthusiasts worldwide.
In the aftermath of his record-tying victory, Matt Brown expressed his desire to break the tie and become the sole record holder for the most knockouts in UFC history. However, at the age of 42, Brown recognizes the limitations that come with his veteran status. Nonetheless, his relentless spirit and hunger for success serve as a testament to his unwavering determination inside the cage.
“I want to (break the record), yeah,” Brown said (via FanSided). “We’ll see. Everyone’s been asking when I’ll get back in there, but I need to go back home and see how the injuries heal up and got some other people getting ready for fights, so I’ll be helping them up.
“But I’ll start thinking about it in the next couple of weeks and see how I feel. At my age and life and everything, it just comes down to injuries. I’ll be there till I’m 50 if I wasn’t injured.”
As the MMA world eagerly awaits McGregor's return, the question remains: Can Ireland's greatest star come close to breaking Matt Brown's knockout record? While McGregor possesses unrivaled striking prowess and has delivered memorable knockouts throughout his career, the road to surpassing Brown's record will not be an easy one.