Randy Brown Inspired By Muhammad Ali In UFC 274 Victory
Muhammad Ali has been the face of not just boxing, but the sporting world for generations.
Many athletes that shared the ring with him, in other sports, or the ones that came into boxing after his passing, have been influenced by the great man. One of those people is Randy Brown (15-4-0).
The UFC welterweight has given a lot of credit to the boxing legend after his win over Khaos Williams to open up the UFC 274 main card. Brown got his third consecutive win through a split decision.
The Jamaican-American has won five of the last six fights, including his big victory over Jared Gooden in October.
In his win over Williams, Brown displayed his full array of punches and movement. He created a strong defensive base and went with the opportunistic strike later on in the fight to secure victory.
“It was a lot of fun to fight today. The key was that I had a game plan and I stuck with it throughout. Khaos is a big powerful man and has got a lot in his arsenal. This fight felt like Ali/Frazier. Ali/Foreman type,” Brown stated.
“I have been listening to a lot of things related to Ali this past week. The way he used to train and prepare for fights. Most importantly, the things he did in the final moments before stepping into the ring. I took his mindset, became the butterfly in the ring, and floated,” Brown concluded.