Matt Brown: Fabricio Werdum still not the greatest of all time

BY Damon Martin • June 15, 2015

Following an action packed weekend at UFC 188, The Great MMA Debate is back talking about the fights including the shocking upset as Fabricio Werdum won the unified heavyweight title with a third round submission victory over Cain Velasquez.

Werdum has now conquered the title while also toppling the fighter who had been referred to as the best UFC heavyweight of all time.

It actually marks the second time in Werdum's career where he's beaten a fighter routinely called 'the greatest of all time'. In 2010, Werdum submitted Fedor Emelianenko in Strikeforce and he's now added Velasquez to his already impressive resume.

While Werdum's credentials are impressive, UFC welterweight Matt Brown isn't sold on putting him in the 'greatest of all time' conversation just yet and his explanation carries a lot of weight with it.

"He just now got the belt, he just now unified the belt. It's kind of like saying (Chris) Weidman is the greatest because he beat one of the greatest," Brown said on the podcast. "You've got to make your own way. The whole 'greatest of all time' (debate) is not a linear thing. You don't take that from someone just because you beat them.

"Larry Holmes didn't become the greatest when he beat (Muhammad) Ali.  It doesn't work that way."

Hear what else Brown had to say while he also sits less than four weeks out from his own return to the Octagon at UFC 189 where he'll face Tim Means in Las Vegas.

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