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"The Immortal" According to Jack Slack

Jack Slack: Matt Brown's Rebirth
By: Jack Slack, FIGHTLAND
"When Matt Brown stepped into the cage with Erick Silva, he made a dangerous mistake. He hesitated. He stood in front of a dangerous kicker, and gave that kicker space and time to work. It's a lesson which we keep seeing played out on the Octagon canvas—you can't give a kicker real estate, and you can't give a thoughtful, measured striker room to think.

"But Matt Brown is a different type of animal.

"There are plenty of fighters who go undefeated for a good length of time, then have a disastrous performance and the wheels fall off the wagon. But Brown isn't one of those. For a very long time, Brown was an also-ran. At the end of 2010, he was on a three fight losing streak. Records like that are very rarely allowed to stick around in the UFC."

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