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Matt Brown wants topless female fighters? Sara McMann tells him to fight in a speedo

In the wake of Brown's controversial comments on his podcast, the next women's contender has a suggestion of her own for "The Immortal".


As we reported earlier today, while on leave due to a knee injury UFC welterweight Matt Brown decided to launch his own podcast. Legit Man Shit made it's first airing earlier this week. If nothing else, Brown certainly made an impression.

In the debut episode, Brown jokingly made this statement:

I just think this, if I'm [going] to pay $60 for a Pay-Per-View to watch women fight they should at least be topless.

As you can imagine, the sentiment wasn't well received and Brown has apparently pulled the podcast down. But the reaction is still there and has begun resonating in the WMMA world. Sara McMann who's set to challenge Ronda Rousey for the women's bantamweight title at UFC 170 was asked to comment on Thursday.

ESPN Radio reported her reaction from the media scrum for the late-February event:

"I want to make it absolutely clear ... I do not care if somebody wants to be a fan or not," exclaimed McMann. "Don't pay $60 then. Nobody's taking their top off."

Frankly McMann seemed a bit confused about the source, "I don't even know him. Why would I give a crap what he thinks about my fight? You know what, Matt Brown fight in a Speedo."

McMann's suggestion will bring back UFC 133 memories for many fans. After losing a bet, Dennis Hallman notoriously fought Brian Ebersole while wearing a speedo. Let's just say it didn't go over well and UFC president Dana White has since banned the swimwear from the Octagon.

McMann's shot at the title will happen on February 22 out of the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, NV. Brown is still on the shelf and has no set date for return.

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