UFC Legend Matt Brown Announces Retirement From MMA : ‘Not Doing it Again’

Matt Brown is retiring from UFC after nearly 19 years and 30 fights.

Matt Brown Retired
Matt Brown Retired - Image credit @iamtheimmortal Instagram

Matt Brown, a UFC favorite, called it quits yesterday after nearly two decades in the sport.

With a record of 24-19, Brown was known for his exciting fights, rarely leaving it to the judges. His journey began after joining The Ultimate Fighter Season 7 in 2008, quickly making his mark in the UFC welterweight division.

Matt Brown announces retirement from UFC following a stunning knockout victory in his final fight

Brown took to Instagram yesterday to announce his retirement from competition, exactly one year after his victory over Court McGee. Despite his one-punch stoppage in that fight, he hasn’t returned to the cage since.

“Not doing it again,” he wrote in a lengthy post. “I’m out. That’s the announcement. My life will now be dedicated to serving others. Growing others in the martial arts and building businesses that can help the community and the world.

“Thanks to Dana White and UFC for giving me a platform to express myself and my brand but it is time to move on to bigger, better things! I’ll talk about this on the podcast with Damon Martin and go even deeper when I start my own podcast that I’ve talked about starting for years now lol…

“Anyway, be prepared for new content and a new Immortal! Check out link in bio for the best martial arts instructionals, coffee, creatine gummies and Airbnb listings that I own! There’s something there for everyone let’s go!”

Matt Brown scores brutal KO in last MMA bout

Fans were taken aback by Matt Brown’s unexpected retirement yesterday, following months of speculation since his victory over McGee. Despite two knockouts in his last three fights, he only suffered a split decision loss to Bryan Barbarena.

Brown’s retirement highlight was his win over McGee, a memorable moment during the UFC’s fourth ABC card. His stunning knockout in the first round earned him a $50,000 bonus.

Renowned for his high-octane fighting style, Brown amassed nine post-fight bonuses, the second-most in UFC welterweight history. Despite his popularity, he never vied for UFC gold, with his closest opportunity being a decision loss to Robbie Lawler in a welterweight title eliminator back in 2014.

Published on May 5, 2024 at 11:02 am
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