After early fight week chaos, TJ Brown toughed out a win – and now wants to get rolling

LAS VEGAS – TJ Brown beat Charles Rosa with a unanimous decision Saturday to open the preliminary card at UFC on ESPN 32 in Las Vegas.

Take a look inside the fight with Brown, who won for the second straight time after back-to-back losses to open his UFC career.

Brown on the fight’s key moment

“It doesn’t matter who’s out there. I’ve got to be the best me. I started finding my rhythm in there. The only thing I noticed is I went in there and tried that arm-triangle in the second, and I put all of it into it. I gassed it, gave it all I had, and Charles Rosa is tough. I wasn’t able to get the choke, and I just dogged it out in the third round.”

Brown on the late opponent switch

“I got here (to Las Vegas). I had been training for seven weeks for Gabriel Benitez. I get here my first night, my coach calls me, and within 15 minutes I don’t have an opponent, but I have a new opponent. It’s really just chaos. But luckily, I was able to just keep my mind in there and get the job done.”

Brown on what he wants next

“I’m 31 years old. I’m not getting any younger. I’m ready to get the ball rolling and get some fights. I’m going to get back with my manager, and let’s get back in there. I don’t have anybody in mind … but I’m game to fight, and fight whoever.”

To hear more from Brown, check out the video of the full post-fight interview above.

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