Conor McGregor wants most knockouts in UFC history; record holder Matt Brown responds
Conor McGregor wants what Matt Brown and Derrick Lewis are battling for – the record for most knockouts in UFC history.
Both Brown (24-19 MMA, 17-13 UFC) and Lewis are tied with 13 knockouts in the octagon. Brown caught up to Lewis this Saturday with his first-round finish of fellow veteran Court McGee at Saturday’s UFC on ABC 4 at Spectrum Center in Charlotte, N.C.
Not long after Brown’s record-tying win, McGregor took to Twitter on early Sunday morning to express his interest in the accolade, and appeared to be very confident making it possible.
McGregor’s next fight is potentially against former UFC lightweight title challenger Michael Chandler, the opposing coach on the upcoming season of “The Ultimate Fighter,” although there is no date for the matchup set.
“Matt Brown, at 42 years of age, now holds the joint highest KO’s inside the UFC with 13 KO’s,” McGregor wrote. “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
To which Brown made a short and simple reply, suggesting the two fight.
“I’ll fight you for it.”
I’ll fight you for it 🤷🏻♂️ https://t.co/gA81Pxckoh
— Matt Brown (@IamTheImmortal) May 14, 2023
Matt Brown def. Court McGee at UFC on ABC 4: Best photos
Speaking with reporters at the UFC on ABC 4 post-fight press conference, Brown said he wanted to break the tie and be the sole record holder for the most knockouts in the UFC. However, at 42 years of age, there are some limitations to that.
“I want to (break the record), yeah,” Brown said (via FanSided). “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.”
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