Mike Thomas Brown interview and WEC 41 preview

Mike Brown’s rematch with Urijah Faber is tonight at 9 PM ET on VERSUS. In preparation, be sure to check out Drew Ellis’s in-depth interview with Brown, as well as Drew’s preview of WEC 41. (Scroll down, you’ll see it.)

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A chat with WEC fighter Mike Brown

You may not have known who Mike Thomas Brown was a year ago, but chances are you do now if you’re a fan of Mixed Martial Arts. Brown is the WEC (World Extreme Cage fighting) featherweight champion. His career record is 21-4-0 and Brown has won his last nine fights, with his last loss coming on Dec. 2, 2005 by submission. On Nov. 5, 2008, Brown defeated Urijah Faber by TKO in 2:23 to win the WEC title. Faber was then considered one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world as he had won 13-straight fights lasting over three years before losing to Brown. Since beating Faber, Brown defended his belt successfully against Leonard Garcia on March 1 of this year with a submission in under two minutes after staggering Garcia on his feet with a solid combination of punches. Fighting out of American Top Team in Florida, Brown appeared in the UFC in 2004 in a submission loss to Genki Sudo, but now the former Norwich University wrestler prepares for his rematch with Faber, which takes place Sunday, June 7 at the Arco Arena in Sacramento, Calif. The fight can be seen on VERSUS at 9:00 p.m. ET.

Brown took a few minutes away from his training for the fight to speak with us on the rematch and his MMA career.

The Scores Report: How has your life changed since your first win over Faber?

Mike Thomas Brown: Since the Faber win, I probably do a few more interviews and get recognized a little more. You know, each time you win, your pay goes up a little bit, so I am making a little bit more money, but nothing major has changed.

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