Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Who the Hell is Anthony Morrison?

Mike Brown is scheduled to return to action at WEC 46 and he's facing Anthony Morrison. Um, who? Anthony "Bad Mutha" Morrison. That's who. Morrison was a heavy-handed amateur with a boxing background knocking opponents out regularly, and when he transitioned to pro MMA he overcame a rocky start to establish himself as one of the Northeast's tougher 155/145 pounders. But 2009 ended up a strong year for the colorful "mini-Rampage", for despite two losses via submission, he picked off veteran studs Kevin Roddy, Tim Troxell and Jeff Lentz, scored himself the Ring of Combat featherweight belt, and - the piece de resistance - wrecked UFC veteran Alvin Robinson. How does Morrison stack up against Brown? Well, Brown was the WEC's 145-pound champ and he does have more experience fighting at the highest levels... But with KO power in his hands and an ever-improving ability to avoid submissions, you can never count Morrison out. Never.