Talk about a tumultuous two days for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight Matt Brown.
Not only did “The Immortal” get tapped by welterweight wunderkind Demian Maia (watch it), the former Ultimate Fighter (TUF) standout was also sucker punched by his ex-coach in the street. And if that wasn’t bad enough, he also got clobbered by one of the fans inside Arena da Baixada soccer stadium in Curitiba, Brazil.
Nothing he can do about the Maia submission and the parking-lot punk got a taste of street justice (more on that here). As for the slap-happy fan? He was ejected from the UFC 198 pay-per-view (PPV) event on Saturday night (May 14, 2016) and sent home.
“We identified who it was that pulled him, and we took them out of the arena,” UFC Senior Vice President and General Manager of Brazil Giovani Decker told MMA Junkie. “Moving forward, we’re just going to have to be extra careful, especially when the foreign fighters are walking out. But whoever it was that pulled him, we took him out of the arena.”
At least Brown was a good sport about the ordeal.
I’ve finally made it back to the US alive and well! Wasn’t sure if that was going to happen but here I am! Once more thanks to @demian_maia for the lesson in BJJ and thanks to Brazil for making the weekend exciting! Even though I lost I feel one step closer to being the best fighter I can be. I am not going to stop grinding for that gold and I will not let this slow me down even a little bit. I’m just getting started my friends.
A photo posted by Matthew Brown (@iamtheimmortal) on May 16, 2016 at 3:35am PDT
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