Tuesday, December 22, 2009
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.