Conor McGregor wants to add a brand new achievement to his resume- to secure the highest number of knockout in the history of the UFC.
I’m getting this record: Conor McGregor wants to top Brown and Lewis
The honour is currently at 13 KOs, which is shared by Matt Brown and Derrick Lewis. It was Lewis who was on the lead until Brown caught up to him last Saturday night, courtesy of his first round knockout of Court McGee at UFC on ABC 4 at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.
In the wake of Brown touching Lewis’ record, McGregor, who currently has 8 knockouts to his name, took to his Twitter to express his interest in getting into recognition and setting a new high.
“Matt Brown, at 42 years of age, now holds the joint highest KO’s inside the UFC with 13 KO’s,” read McGregor’s tweet. “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.”
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.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) May 14, 2023
The post soon caught the attention of Brown, who had a short and simple response-
“I’ll fight you for it.”
I’ll fight you for it 🤷🏻♂️ https://t.co/gA81Pxckoh
— Matt Brown (@IamTheImmortal) May 14, 2023
In the post-fight press conference after UFC on ABC 4, the 42-year-old veteran stated that he wants to overtake Lewis and become the only record holder. While acknowledging his age might be a hurdle, Brown is confident that if injuries don’t occur he will be fighting until he’s fifty.
“I want to (break the record), yeah,” said Brown. “We’ll see. Everyone’s been asking when I’ll get back in there, but I need to go back home and see how the injuries heal up and got some other people getting ready for fights, so I’ll be helping them up.”
“But I’ll start thinking about it in the next couple of weeks and see how I feel. At my age and life and everything, it just comes down to injuries. I’ll be there till I’m 50 if I wasn’t injured,” he added. [H/T FanSided]
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