Marcus Brimage: Conor McGregor Has Only Fought NobodiesOne of the more interesting upcoming bouts that has been flying under the radar is a featherweight clash between promotional newcomer Connor McGregor and rapidly improving former TUF cast member Marcus Brimage.
The two will collide on the preliminary card of UFC on FUEL TV 9, which takes place in Sweden, and speaking to Ariel Helwani on the most recent episode of The MMA Hour, Brimage doesn't have many kind words to say about his
opponent, claiming he has yet to face anyone of note...
"Who has he fought? I looked up his title run and both title fights, he got hit three times together in two fights. Which goes to show me dog, you ain't fighting nobody. I mean, that's my personal opinion, he ain't fighting nobody. You go up there, you're fighting these English cats, that ain't nothing dog. I'm boxing with Cory Spinks, I'm going toe-to-toe with Daniel Straus, I'm going with Bubba Jenkins and this guy, he is just beating up these English guys who don't know how to box and don't know how to move, and he wants to talk about my boxing? Man, you better take that shit to trial because he ain't messing with me over here. He ain't never been touched before, but, when I start lighting his ass up, I guarantee you he's going to turn into a wrestler, just like all my opponents."
Conor "Notorious" McGregor (12-2) signed with the promotion after a successful stint in Europe's top promotion, Cage Warriors. During his five fight spell with the promotion, the Irishman went 4-1 and won titles at both lightweight and featherweight. The striking specialist enters the UFC off the back of an eight fight win streak, finishing every opponent within two rounds.
27 year old Marcus "Bama Bull" Brimage (6-1) will be looking to continue the form that has seen him rattle off three consecutive decision wins since joining the UFC. The American Top Team standout has upset the odds to defeat both Maximo Blanco and most recently, Jimy Hettes.
Be sure to watch UFC on FUEL TV 9 on April 6th, to find out whether McGregor can prove his opponent wrong and add a 12th (T)KO win to his already impressive record.
Published by Lee Rabey - Thu, 7 Mar 2013 14:22