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We don’t have secrets, so it made me feel that I was more of a bad guy.”, “There was a lot of anxiety. “I [overdosed] on heroin. Brown next fought at UFC 96 on March 7, 2009, in which he fought Pete Sell. [23] Brown handed Thompson his first professional loss via unanimous decision (30–27, 29–27, and 30–27). He told People that he had begun drinking a few years prior, when his family‘s boat broke down and he began spending time in a town called Juneau. … They said I was clinically dead for over a minute. “That’s when I saw the problem around the corner, and I didn’t want to be one of those guys.”. 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Pettis Results: Bonus Winners, Highlights, Attendance, Gate", "Report: Matt Brown not retiring, will meet Carlos Condit at UFC event in April", "Injury forces Matt Brown out of UFC on FOX 29 bout with Carlos Condit", "Matt Brown returns from two-year layoff, faces Ben Saunders at UFC 245", "UFC 245 Highlights! Brown faced Luis Ramos on June 22, 2012 at UFC on FX: Maynard vs. Guida, replacing an injured Matthew Riddle. He stated he has doubts continuing to fight due to his concussion. My friends were like, 'Man, you are [expletive] immortal, huh?' Fight of the Night. Never surrender! Brown was scheduled to fight on the TUF 9 Finale card against Anthony Johnson. In an interview with People, Brown explained, “I could see myself spiraling.” He admitted that he started spending more time with friends drinking, and he became “more withdrawn. Brown entered rehab for the first time in 2016. [56] He lost the fight via knockout in the third round. [8] Instead, Brown faced Ricardo Almeida on March 27, 2010 at UFC 111. [58][59] He won the fight via knockout in round one. Harris. Brown was expected to face Mark Scanlon on March 3, 2011 at UFC Live: Sanchez vs. His wife, Colleen Brown, has also stated that Matt's memory is "not as sharp as it once was". He purchased a mouth piece from across the road, boiled it in a nearby restaurant and fought his first fight without any training; despite this he ended up winning. [78], Brown's moniker, "The Immortal", was coined by his friends after his drug overdose and near death experience. The decision was contested by the partisan American crowd in attendance with noticeable booing. Brown won by armbar in the second round. They didn’t have a problem with it so while I was around them, I started drinking. [11] However, MacDonald withdrew from the card with an injury and replaced by Brian Foster,[12] who defeated Brown by submission (guillotine choke) in the second round of their bout. A professional competitor since 2004, Brown was a contestant on the seventh season of The Ultimate Fighter television series. Brown next faced Mike Swick on December 8, 2012 at UFC on Fox 5. [54], A pairing with Tarec Saffiedine was rescheduled and was expected to take place on 30 December 2016 at UFC 207. Commentator Joe Rogan announced during the post-fight interviews that he believed Brown had won the fight. [30] Brown won via knockout due to punches in twenty nine seconds of round one. Learn the details about his story here. Never surrender!”. [64] He won the fight via knockout in the second round. [74][75], Brown also appears on The Great MMA Debate podcast alongside Mark Coleman, Damon Martin, and Jeremy Loper. [48] He was replaced by Neil Magny. [43] However, in mid-April, Brown announced that the pairing had been scrapped. A professional competitor since 2004, Brown was a contestant on the seventh season of The Ultimate Fighter television series. “But their support was unbelievable. His first formal training was at a Japanese jiu-jitsu gym, where he agreed to another fight in two weeks with Muay Thai rules. Brown had a rematch with Chris Lytle on July 3, 2010 at UFC 116. It instantly made me feel better and like I could be successful on this journey.”. “He was so strong for me, and I want to be strong for him.” Brown’s father Billy was similarly supportive, adding: “We miss him terribly, but we’d rather lose him from home for a little while than lose him forever. Powered by. According to Distractify, the reality star first entered rehab for alcohol addiction in 2016. We just want him to do what he needs to do to get better.”, Brown met with his father in August 2019 to discuss his Alaskan Bush People return. [10] He lost the fight via submission in the second round. “There was a lot of anxiety. After being home schooled for two years, he attended Greeneview High School, where he struggled to fit in. Brown fought again in the same night and was beaten badly, losing a decision. For the vacant CITC Welterweight Championship. Brown received a bonus award for Fight of the Night.[38]. Brown tells People he struggled to open up to his family about his drinking problems. [71][72], Brown is an avid heavy metal fan, and was in the crowd when former Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell was murdered on stage while performing with his band Damageplan on December 8, 2004. I didn’t want to tell them that,” he admitted. [25] Despite being a slight underdog, Brown dominated on the ground in the first round, threatening with D'arce and triangle chokes. “I’ve always been able to handle city life, no problem,” Brown said. Matt Brown is a writer and director, known for The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015), Ropewalk (2000) and London Town (2016). [26] However, Hardy was forced out of the bout with an injury and replaced by Jordan Mein. Kim threatened Brown with a rear-naked choke from back control in the first round, but became exhausted in the second round. Matthew Brown Fact Check Reporter Matthew Brown is a Fact Check Reporter at USA TODAY. Instead Brown faced Seth Baczynski on November 19, 2011 at UFC 139. Brown was then rescheduled to face Johny Hendricks on March 14, 2015 at UFC 185. [70], Before fighting professionally, Brown was a personal trainer. Matt Brown, Writer: The Man Who Knew Infinity. Matthew Burton Brown (born January 10, 1981) is an American mixed martial artist currently competing in the Welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. [27] Brown won via TKO due to punches and elbows to the body in the second round, the win also earned him his first Fight of the Night bonus award. “He made up with his father, which is huge,” an insider claimed. [62] However, he was pulled out from the fight due to a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). [45] He won the fight via submission in the first round. [39] However, it was announced on January 1, 2015 that Saffiedine had pulled out of the bout, citing a groin injury. Matt Brown, the oldest child of Billy and Ami Brown, has not appeared on Alaskan Bush People since season 8 of the Discovery Channel show aired …


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