It’s been a rough couple of years for Matt Brown. Like really rough.
As one of the top prospects to graduate from The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 7, Brown (20-16) struggled to find consistency inside the Octagon until a torrid, seven-fight win streak led him to a title eliminator against Robbie Lawler.
Then it all came crashing down.
Since then, the “Immortal” welterweight has been a wretched 1-5 run that left him finished in three consecutive losses. At age 36, with a family, that kind of slump can make a fighter question his or her career.
Brown talks to ESPN:
“What it really comes down to in the end is I look at myself and wonder, ‘Have I peaked out?’ Have I gotten as far as I could possibly get? I’m not going to go into a fight just to fight and I’m not going to go in just for money. I’ve gotten up to No. 5 in the world and I’ve fought former titleholders. I’ve performed well against the best in the world. If I’ve peaked out, that means it’s time to stop.”
He’s not the only one.
Fortunately for Brown, the pink slip has never been part of the conversation. That’s because “The Immortal” is the sort of competitor who lives and dies by the sword; meaning, every fight is chock full of slam-bang action.
At what price, remains to be seen.
Source:: mma mania