Brown isn't really that good of a fighter. He is on a decent run here, but it's not like he goes out there and puts away these great fighters.
Hardy may not be an elite fighter, but Brown isn't close to elite either.
Brown was one of the first mma fighters that really called my attention when i 1st started paying attention to mma, back in 2009. His resilience was/is top notch, i can't really explain his 3 losses in a row back in 2010, but i have this feeling he was experiencing rough times in his head. I have Brown breaking top 5/10, if he can keep his mind in the right spot.
Lyoto Machida, former UFC LHW hamp
Future UFC MW Champ
Benavidez, Barao, Aldo, Nate, Nick, Lyoto, TBD, JDS
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