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Matt Brown’s coach on injury, what’s next

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The game plan was to cut Matt loose around the third or fourth round. Scott Sheeley, head trainer to UFC welterweight Matt Brown, thought the best time to attack Robbie Lawler on July 26 in San Jose would be late. Give Brown (19-12) enough time and he’ll break anyone, Sheeley thought — plus Lawler tends to fade. The game plan hit a snag, though, when Brown injured his right hand during the UFC No. 1 contender bout against Lawler (24-10). Brown continued to throw punches despite the injury, but ultimately lost the bout via unanimous decision.

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