Matt Brown confident he can defeat Johny Hendricks: ‘I’m going to take the title when I go fight for it.’

Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

Following his thrilling TKO victory over Erick Silva, Matt Brown once again relays his intentions of fighting for a title, and confidently claims that he will “take the title” when he fights for it.

Matt Brown is not prepared to rest until he has earned his long-awaited title shot.

"The Immortal" has made no secret about his intent to fight for a World Championship in the near future, as he has now accumulated a seven-fight winning streak, six of which ended via KO/TKO.

His main event contest against Erick Silva in Cincinnati was not just an impressive performance for Brown, it was a ‘Fight of the Year' candidate, as both competitors produced an outstanding battle, which eventually turned into a savage beat down from Brown on Silva before the fight was stopped in the third round.

Following his thrilling victory, Brown relayed his intentions once again and informed the media in attendance that he believes he has rightfully earned a title fight.

"I hope so," Brown said at the post-fight press conference. "I am not calling it a title shot, I am calling it a title fight because I am not going to take a shot at it. I'm going to take the title when I go fight for it."

The current landscape in the welterweight division includes several potential title challengers, including Tyron WoodleyRory MacDonaldJake EllenbergerHector LombardCarlos Condit, and Robbie Lawler. While one of them will likely determine the next contender for Hendricks' title, Brown has now cemented himself as a member of this elite group.

Even UFC President Dana White admit that Brown was now in the mix for a title shot, but still needs that marquee fight to push him into the No. 1 contender spot.

"This fight right now puts him in a position to get that fight before a title shot," White said at the post-fight press conference. "The Condit fight would have gotten him there. That's a nasty division right now. Johny's bicep is torn, we're waiting for that to heal."

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