Matt Brown went to Curitiba, Brazil this past week for UFC 198, and while there he was booed mercilessly, slapped upside the head on multiple occasions, and sucker punched when he wasn’t looking — all of this on top of his fight with Demian Maia.
It was a wild trip for the “Immortal” Matt Brown, who didn’t endear himself to Brazil when he flipped off the fans at the weigh-ins. He ended up losing his fight against Maia. By Monday he was safely back in the States, and — after a video surfaced of his former coach Rodrigo Botti getting punched in a confusing curbside scuffle — he appeared on his Great MMA Debate podcast with Damon Martin to explain just what the hell happened out there in Brazil.
“I got up late [on Sunday], come down for lunch and I’m sitting there sipping coffee and suddenly I feel something on the side of my head,” he said. “I thought that it was a fan…you know, these fans that were smacking me in the head, that’s what it felt like, right? So I thought maybe a guy was hitting my shoulder a little bit hard and missed. Or maybe I moved at the wrong time or something, and I kind of looked at my coach and was like, ‘what a d*ck – what a dick move.’
He said he then saw a man bolting for the stairs to his right.
“In between me and the stairs was a huge pillar,” he said. “So the perpetrator must’ve been spying. There’s no way he couldn’t have known that I was sitting there without actually walking around and looking for a specific person.”
After he was struck, Reed Harris, the Vice President of Athlete Development, shot out after the assailant. Bocci had ….View full article
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