Mike Brown, Former WEC Featherweight Champion, has a lot riding on his bout with Nam Phan this weekend in Philadelphia, PA at UFC 133 as Brown has lost his first two fights in the Octagon since the WEC merger with UFC.
According to sources, a third loss in a row in the UFC could leave Brown out of work, which is a drastic switch-up compared to being a champion in the WEC not long ago.
Sherdog.com spoke to Brown this week about the fight and he gave his thoughts on the must win situation:
“I don’t even feel it. It’s like, if it happens, it happens,” he said. “I want to win the fight so bad regardless of that. Every fight, I think nothing else besides winning. I’m crushed every time that I lose no matter what. … Nothing else matters except getting in there and putting the pedal to the floor and trying to get the guy out of there as quick as you can, try to hurt him before he hurts you. Everything else, to me, is just small potatoes. Just background noise.”