On Saturday night, welterweight contender Matt Brown will be one win away from a shot at the 170-pound championship. Brown will earn a title shot if he can get past Robbie Lawler at the SAP Center in San Jose, California, and he has his eyes set on the prize.
Brown, who has had one of the biggest career turnarounds in UFC history, is as confident as ever as he enters the bout.
That new approach to fighting could be what he needs to earn that shot against current champion Johny Hendricks.
“I think I’ve learned over time like f–k it, I’m pretty f–king good at what I do. So f–k you if you don’t like it,” Brown said, via FOX Sports. “I was even so humble looking at opponents and I think I’m looking at them a lot more objectively this way. I don’t want to say cocky or arrogant, that doesn’t describe it the right way.
“I feel good about where I am, I’m happy with who I am and I’m confident that whatever happens in a fight, I’m confident because I work my ass off everyday and when I wake up on Sunday, win or lose, I don’t give a f–k because I know I put everything I had into it.”
The mental game is a huge part of fighting and Brown is now hoping that he will be able to use that to whether the Lawler storm.
If he does, Brown will finally get the title shot that he has worked so hard during his career to earn.