Matt Brown is willing to come out of his retirement to lock horns with Carlos Condit.
On November 11, 2017, welterweight fan-favorite Matt Brown squared off against fellow TUF alum Diego Sanchez “The Immortal” ended up winning the bout via vicious elbow knockout in the first round, which he declared his retirement fight, and earned $50,000 bonus for Performance of the Night.
In recent days, Matt Brown started to itch to compete again and its none other than Carlos Condit. About four years ago, they were scheduled against each other at UFC on FOX 9, but Brown sustained a back injury that pulled him out of the fight. The bout was never put back together due to Carlos injury.
This past weekend’s event on December 30 at UFC 219, we saw the return of one of MMA fans’ all-time favorites where Carlos Condit faced Neil Magny. Unfortunately for Condit, he couldn’t score the victory in his return after being on the shelf since Summer of 2016.
In his recent interview on the Fight Society Podcast, Matt Brown says he is now thinking about continuing his career if he would be given a chance to fight against the former interim champion, Carlos Condit. (transcript via MMAFighting)
“Maybe it’s time for me and him to lock horns,” said Brown. “I’d love to. I’ve got so much respect for him. Of course, I would love to. Everybody would want to see that fight. It was supposed to happen before.
We’ll see what happens. That’s definitely one people would want to see no matter what. It would be a fight for the ages. Now it would certainly be a fight that would make me want to come out of semi-retirement.”
“I haven’t made any decisions on anything. That would be one that would probably wake me up and get me out of bed.”
“We’d definitely have to go five,” said Brown. “We’ll see what happens. Maybe Sean Shelby will be listening in and give me a call next week.”
So, Matt Brown vs. Carlos Condit (30-11) … who wants to see this matchup?