Matt Brown took time to reflect on his UFC career so far.
Brown most recently competed in a split decision defeat to Bryan Barberena at UFC Columbus this past weekend.
However, it was extremely close and on another day, Brown may have come out on top which would have put him on a three-fight winning streak at the age of 41.
Despite the result, “The Immortal” received plenty of plaudits for his performance and his overall longevity in the game.
Having competed for the UFC since 2008, Brown could only feel blessed that he is continuing to fight and put on performances even at the tail-end of his career.
“I can’t believe that this is my life,” Brown told Jimmy Smith in a recent interview. “This is what I dreamed of, I’m just so blessed and so grateful to be here, doing what I’m doing, still able to do it. Still able to go out there and win fights like that, even if the judges want to give it to him — it’s whatever.
“To still go out there and win or lose, put on performances like that, have a fight like that — I’m just so grateful, man.”
Matt Brown’s Regret Of Not Becoming Champion
While there are many highs for Brown, there is one notable low — he was never able to become a UFC champion.
The closest he got to a title shot was a welterweight title eliminator with Robbie Lawler which he lost via unanimous decision back in 2014.
But that aside, he has plenty to be grateful for.
“Looking back, I’m a little disappointed. I never got to a title,” he added. “That was my whole goal, be the best in the world. That’s the only disappointment but other than that, I just had so much fun with it. I love it.
“I’m so blessed. I feed my family with this. I have other means too to do things. I take care of my family, they live a good life, my kids have a good life, they have food on their plate. … You can’t ask for much more than what I got right now.”
You can watch the interview below:
"I can't believe that this is my life."
Matt Brown (@IamTheImmortal) discusses the highs and lows of his 14-year UFC career. 👊
— MMA on SiriusXM (@MMAonSiriusXM) March 31, 2022