While admittedly on the shorter side for welterweight, UFC Boston’s Sean Brady says a cut to lightweight is not in the cards.
Boston, MA — Welcome to the UFC, Sean Brady. At UFC Boston, Brady (11-0) got a tough test in his promotional debut, taking on Ultimate Fighter 11 winner Court McGee. The former CFFC welterweight champion Brady went the distance with veteran McGree, earning a unanimous decision win after 15 minutes.
Speaking to reporters including Cageside Press following the fight, Brady admitted that “My nerves were through the roof, but I knew I just had to go in there, even if I hurt Court, I knew I had to keep my composure, and just keep doing what I was doing. Because he’s so tough. He’s only been finished one time in his career.”
Brady did just that. He did have McGee hurt, dropping him at one point in the fight. And while he didn’t get the finish, it was a big win over a big name to start his UFC run.
“I think I did a good job. I’m just happy to be here, and show the world what I can do,” said Brady. “That’s just a taste. Once I get comfortable in here, a lot of 170lb’ers are going to have a problem.”
On the match-up, Brady explained that “I didn’t want to come in a fight a guy who no one knew. I’m here to be the best. I’m 10-0, 11-0 now. I was 10-0. I’ve trained with top ten middleweights, top ten light heavyweights. I hold my own against anybody.”
And it’s only up from here, he added. “The more experience, the more cage time I get, especially UFC cage time, I’m just going to get better. My finishes will come up, the black belt in jiu-jitsu. I hit hard, obviously I dropped Court. The more I fight, the better I get.”
Brady is hoping to heal up after this fight, and potentially fight again this year. And when he does, it will be at welterweight, he said. There’s no hope of a drop to 155, even if he does seem on the small side for 170lbs.
“I was 191lbs this morning. I’m not a 155lb’er,” he revealed. “I’m shorter for the division, but I’ve never been taken down in my career. I have power in my hands, I have amazing wrestling. I couldn’t make 55 if I cut my left leg off.” Right leg either.
“If they did 165, I could make 165. But 155 is never going to happen.”
Watch the full UFC Boston post-fight press scrum with Sean Brady above!