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Conor McGregor Eyes UFC Record; Matt Brown Responds

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LAS VEGAS, NV – March 4: Conor McGregor at T-Mobile Arena for UFC 285 -Jones vs Gane : Event on March 4, 2023 in Las Vegas, NV, United States.(Photo by Louis Grasse/PxImages/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)


Conor McGregor (22-6 MMA, 10-4 UFC) sets his sights on KO record (currently eight) after Matt Brown tied Derrick Lewis for the top spot at 13 KO’s in the UFC this past weekend at UFC Charlotte.

McGregor Claims He Will Get the Record

McGregor made note of the record after Matt Brown defeated Court McGee this past Saturday. McGregor even vowed he was getting the record before he hangs it up.

“Matt Brown, at 42 years of age, now holds the joint highest KO’s inside the UFC with 13KO’s. Him and “The Beast” Lewis are tied. I hold 8 KO’s inside the UFC currently, at 34 years of age. I’m getting this record.” McGregor tweeted. McGregor is currently sitting at eight KO’s in the UFC but hasn’t knocked an opponent out since defeating Donald Cerrone at UFC 246 in January 2020.

“Notorious” is currently on a two-fight losing streak and is 1-3 in his last four bouts. McGregor’s last fight was in July of 2021, losing to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 for a second consecutive time via TKO, McGregor suffered a gruesome leg injury in the first round. The Irishman is training again and expected to face Michael Chandler sometime this year, looking to get back to his winning ways while also looking to add another KO victory. The two were paired as the coaches for the upcoming season of “The Ultimate Fighter” set to debut later this month on May 30th.

McGregor certainly has his work cut out for him if he wants to attempt getting the UFC KO record. McGregor has fought 14 times throughout his 10-year UFC career while Matt Brown has been a more prominent and consistent fighter as he’s fought 30 times under the UFC umbrella in just under 15 years.

Matt Brown Wants to Fight McGregor for the Record

Matt Brown (24-19 MMA, 17-13 UFC) responded to McGregor’s tweet via. Twitter, Sunday morning. “I’ll fight you for it” Brown simply tweeted. Brown then followed up with another reply saying, “Happy Mother’s Day Conor.” The Welterweight-  Brown didn’t stop there and followed up a callout to Heavyweight- Derrick Lewis (26-11-1 MMA, 17-9 UFC) proving he’s always game.

“Me vs Derrick Lewis for the record. I’m in. Don’t know how the hell I get it done but I’m willing to give it a go!” Brown tweeted. It seems Brown will fight anyone for his right to claim the KO record in the UFC. Lewis has fought 26 times with 13 KO victories throughout his nine-year UFC career. Lewis’ (0-3 in last three) last win and KO victory came nearly 18 months ago against Chris Daukaus.

Do you think McGregor can realistically claim the record, and what of Brown and Lewis, who do you think has the better chance of getting the sole number one spot? Let us know in the comments below!

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