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UFC 189's Matt Brown wants to face the Carlos Condit vs. Thiago Alves winner

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UFC welterweight fan favorite Matt Brown has a July showdown with Tim Means, but he's already got in mind who he wants to face after Means.

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In the span of a few months during the 2nd half of 2013, Matt Brown (19-13) had fights against Thiago Alves and Carlos Condit cancelled. Alves pulled out of their August date due to injury (which led to Brown plastering Mike Pyle instead), and Brown's back injury prevented him from fighting Condit at UFC on FOX 9 in December. "The Immortal" is lined up to face Tim Means at UFC 189 while Condit and Alves headline UFC Goiania this weekend, but in the newest episode of the Great MMA Debate Podcast, Brown expressed interest in fighting the winner of Saturday night's showdown. (Via Fox Sports)

"I'm hoping I get the winner of that fight. That's what I would like. An ideal situation, I beat (Tim) Means and I get the winner of that fight. I'm picking Condit to win."

"Saying that I'm picking Condit definitely isn't taking anything away from Alves because he could absolutely win this fight."

Brown's last two fights have ended in defeat to current champion Robbie Lawler and former champion Johny Hendricks. Prior to those defeats he was on a stunning seven-fight winning streak after he was on the cusp of getting released. Means (24-6-1) is on a four-fight winning run of his own that Brown is looking to put a stop to. Regardless of the outcome of the Means fight, Brown vs. either Condit or Alves definitely would whet the appetites of MMA fans/violence connoisseurs.