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Matt Brown on loss to Jake Ellenberger: ‘I probably felt like Ronda Rousey; I wanted to kill myself’

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‘The Immortal’ thought about death following his loss to Jake Ellenberger.

Earlier this year, Matt Brown had never been finished by knockout or technical knockout, but all that changed when he faced Ellenberger at UFC 201 in July. Brown, who was ranked in the top 10 entering the event, suffered a technical knockout loss to Ellenberger, who was 1-5 in his past six bouts and was fighting to stay in the UFC. The 35-year-old welterweight believes that was the toughest moment of his career.

“That was probably the toughest loss of my career and I’ll tell you why,” Brown explained to Ariel Helwani on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour. “My reasoning is that wins and losses have never been a huge thing to me, they have never been the primary focus. I just want to do the best I can, and be happy with myself on Sunday because I know I gave it my all, win or lose. That one I felt I didn’t give it all I had. I think I took it way for granted, and I didn’t show Jake enough respect and I learned the hard way.

“The hard thing about this sport is, you know, you have a hard day at the office and, you know, it can be like that where it’s a really bad day. So mentally that was the first time in my career I think I had a mental flip up like that, where I just didn’t respect my opponent, was overconfident, and I don’t like that of myself. I have to go back and change that, and I plan on doing that. So I don’t know if I’m going to win my next fight or not, but I know that I’m going to have a lot of respect for my ….View full article

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