Matt Brown Reflects On His Loss To Bryan Barberena At UFC Columbus: ‘I Definitely Didn’t Hold Back’

Matt Round assessed his own performance against Bryan Barberena at UFC Columbus.

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  • Matt Brown endured a bloody three-round battle against Bryan Barberena
  • The UFC veteran thinks he gave it all he got until the final bell rang

Bryan Barberena spoiled Matt Brown’s homecoming at UFC Columbus as he secured a split decision win over the 41-year-old. The two welterweight warriors went at it for 15 minutes, resulting to “The Immortal” being immediately transported to a local hospital after the fight.

Many believe that it was a tough fight to call, including Brown himself.

A “Big Mistake”

Brown never got the chance to talk to the media post-fight as physicians thought he badly needed to be hospitalized as soon as possible.

Taking his thoughts to Twitter after the fight, the Ohio native acknowledged the support of the home crowd and reckoned that he won the first two rounds, but “held back” in the third.

“Thanks to everyone for all the support,” Brown wrote. “Felt like I won the first two rounds so held back in [the] third. Big mistake apparently. Big respect to [Bryan] Barberena he’s a real f****** soldier.”

 “I Didn’t hold back”

A few hours after his first tweet, “The Immortal” came back to insist that he “didn’t hold back” in the final round. Nevertheless, Brown still gave props to Barberena for being the better fighter that night.

“Ok after rewatching I def didn’t hold back in 3rd rd. In my head I was lol,” Brown tweeted.

On to the next one much respect to @bryan_barberena [it] was a lot of fun,” he added.

Brown’s UFC Columbus bout against Barberena marked his 29th fight under the promotion’s banner. What lies ahead of the UFC stalwart is yet to be known but his remarkable performance could surely position him to a clash with another notable fighter in the division.

As it stands, “The Immortal” is now 23-19 as a pro.

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