WEC 48: Was Mike Brown knocked out before even stepping into the cage against Manny Gamburyan?

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"I hate talking about this kind of stuff because I don't like taking anything away from Manny Gamburyan who went in there and knocked him out tonight and looked great doing it. But before the fight started, I was sitting next to Jake Shields and Mark DellaGrotte and both guys said to me '(Brown) might lose tonight.' He's got a lot of personal problems, his girlfriend broke up with him, he skipped camp for like 14 days. He's got some personal problems that he's dealing with right now and this isn't basketball or baseball where you lose and say 'Ah, we still got 130 games left so it's all good.' In fighting you're only as good as your last fight and you have to be physically, mentally and emotionally ready every time you go in there and I don't think that was the case with him tonight. I think he's one of the best in the world, I think he's got some personal problems right now but I'm sure he'll be back as soon as he sorts them out."

UFC President Dana White talks to Versus.com about Mike Brown's stunning knockout loss to Manny Gamburyan when the two ferocious featherweights threw leather at the WEC 48 pay-per-view on April 24. Those "in the know" predicted Brown's defeat based on a tumultuous few weeks leading up to the fight that may have adversely affected his fight preparation and ultimately, his performance. Anyone think the results would have been different if Brown was "all there?" Or should we spend more time giving credit to the "Manvil" for the big win? What's your take?

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