Mike Brown Interview

Mike Brown is what can be safely stated as on the verge of fighting in the biggest bout of his MMA career as he takes on Urijah Faber at WEC 36: Faber vs. Brown, which is set to take place on November 5 in Hollywood, FL.  Brown sat down with Chris Howie of MMANews.com for an interview; Brown talks about his preparation for his bout with Faber plus a variety of other topics:

Chris Howie For MMANews.com: You were prepared for a September 10th bout but five days prior to the show it was cancelled due to the hurricanes in Florida. What were you thinking when you found out it was postponed until November?

Mike Brown: I was pretty bummed because I was ready to go. All the hard training was done. You know how much work it is getting ready for a big fight like that. Training was done and I had a few more days before the fight so I was really bummed. But, everything happens for a reason and now we have a chance to do it again.

MMANews.com: Did getting two extra months too train help?

Mike Brown: No, I was ready then. It was a lot of work that went into it and you are expecting a pay day from the fight. It didn’t happen but I’m glad the fight is still on. Ideally I could have fought twice in this time span you know? If it had of been a week or something they postponed it, it wouldn’t have been as big a deal but eight weeks could have been a whole other fight.

MMANews.com: Was there any particular reason for the long period between the shows?

Mike Brown: I’m not really sure. It probably had something to do with the venue.

MMANews.com: How are you feeling you match up with Faber?

Mike Brown: I think I match up really well with him. As far as training went I really liked fighting shorter wrestlers, I matched up really well with those guys. I hate long lanky guys and Urijah is not that so that’s a good thing. He is a tough fighter so it is not an easy fight but I like the match up.

MMANews.com: How long have you been training at ATT?

Mike Brown: Something like four years now.

MMANews.com: How important have they been in your development over the years.

Mike Brown: I’ve been improving constantly. I’ve also trained a lot in Maine and Massachusetts. There is so much depth at ATT and I get so many great training partners. If you are at a smaller gym and only have one or two training partners and someone gets sick or hurt it could put a big dent in your training but at ATT there are so many great guys that you don’t have to worry about that. One of the big differences over other gyms is that every guy there is a solid training partner. The staff at ATT is great as well. You have all these different aspects at ATT at your finger tips to get better at so there is no reason not to do well training here.

For the rest of this interview, click here.

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