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Matt Brown would love to rematch Johny Hendricks in bareknuckle boxing

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Takedowns? What takedowns?

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Disenchanted with the current state of mixed martial arts (MMA), former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight champion, Johny Hendricks, said goodbye to his cage fighting career and transitioned to the budding world of bareknuckle boxing.

There’s a lot of that going around these days.

And when “Bigg Rigg” is finished with his current assignment, a Nov. 9 showdown opposite ex-Bellator slugger Brennan Ward, he could be asked to throw down with a familiar face from his days inside the Octagon.

None other than Mat Brown.

Hendricks (and his nine takedowns) won their first go-round at UFC 185 back in 2015.

Brown (21-16) was expected to walk away from combat sports in the wake of his violent knockout win over Diego Sanchez at UFC Norfolk; however, the “Immortal” welterweight could not resist the offer to bang with Carlos Condit and put his retirement plans on hold.

But it sounds like he won’t be doing any brawling — for any promotion — until his latest injury heals up.