UFC Veteran Matt Brown Retires from MMA After 30 Fights

Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight Matt Brown has hung up his gloves. Yep, you read that right. The man’s stepping away from the octagon for good. He dropped the news on social media this past Saturday, leaving fans and the MMA community buzzing.

At 43, the Ohio native decided it was time. His last dance? A stunning first-round knockout against Court McGee at UFC on ABC 4 in May 2023. What a way to bow out, huh? Brown’s career, kicking off in 2005, wraps up with a record of 24 wins and 19 losses. Not too shabby.

Brown’s statement was pretty straightforward. “Not doing it again, I’m out,” he declared. But it’s not all about stepping away; it’s about stepping up in a different direction. He’s now all about serving others, growing the martial arts community, and building businesses that make a difference. Pretty noble, if you ask me.

He didn’t forget to tip his hat to Dana White and the UFC, though. Grateful for the platform they provided, Brown’s ready for the next chapter. Bigger, better things, as he put it.

Remember “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 7? That’s where many of us first caught a glimpse of Brown’s grit. He’s leaving the UFC as the welterweight division’s top dog in finishes (15) and knockouts (13). Between February 2012 and May 2014, the guy was unstoppable, stringing together seven wins in a row.

His highlight reel? Oh, it’s a good one. Victories over big names like Stephen Thompson, Mike Swick, Jordan Mein, Erick Silva, Tim Means, Diego Sanchez, and Ben Saunders. Each fight, a testament to his skill and determination.

So, here’s to Matt Brown—The Immortal. As he steps away from fighting, it’s clear he’s not done fighting for what he believes in. Cheers to whatever comes next for this MMA legend.

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