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Jordan Mein won’t let his loss to Matt Brown hold him back

Kyle Terada - USA TODAY Sports

Kyle Terada – USA TODAY Sports

Jordan “Young Gun” Mein broke onto the scene with a swift stoppage victory over UFC veteran Dan Miller at UFC 158: St.Pierre vs. Diaz, becoming the first person to stop Miller inside the Octagon. In his next fight, Mein would get right back into action by replacing Dan Hardy, after “The Outlaw” was removed from his scheduled bout with Matt “Immortal” Brown at UFC on FOX 7.

Brown hurt the Canadian early and swarmed, and Mein’s face soon told the story.Young Gun would survive the first round, but Brown stayed on him, looking to reel in his fifth-straight win in the welterweight division. Immortal finished the job in Round 2 with a relentless attack – using  punches, kicks, elbows and knees to batter the 23-year-old rising prospect to put him back at square one.

“I felt great going into it,” Mein told TheFightNetwork. “I had a big win over Miller and then got right back into it. Nothing went wrong other than getting caught and losing (laughs). Everything was good, it was a tough one. Hopefully I can get that one back.”

It’s really refreshing to see a young fighter react so calmly about such a devastating loss. Mein was asked if he felt it was a little too soon to fight twice in a six-week time span.

“I don’t think so,” he said. “I’ve done it before and I’ve won. This time, I did it and I lost. It’s just one of those things. Like i said, I felt great going into it. I wasn’t nervous. Everything was fine. I might have got out of myself a little bit during the fight. Once he caught me, I was seeing double and my orbital was fractured. That’s never good.”

Mein (27-9) already has a good amount of experience in MMA. He’s fighting in a division where many of the big names are already booked.

So we’ll see what comes next for Young Gun. There has to be someone in the talent-rich 170lb weight class.

 

 

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