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Matt Brown Calls it Quits: A Farewell to an MMA Legend

Matt Brown Calls it Quits
Matt Brown

In a heartfelt Instagram post, Matt Brown, a veteran of the UFC since 2008 and known for his explosive fighting style, announced his retirement from professional MMA at the age of 43. This marks the end of an era for fans who have witnessed Brown's remarkable journey in the octagon, filled with thrilling knockouts and memorable performances.

Brown, who holds the record for the most knockouts in UFC welterweight history, expressed his decision with clarity and gratitude: 

"Not doing it again. I'm out. That's the announcement," Brown wrote. 

He outlined his future plans, focusing on serving others through martial arts, business ventures, and content creation.

A notable figure from The Ultimate Fighter 7, Brown's UFC career was marked by excitement and resilience. He became a fan favorite for his aggressive fighting style and racked up notable wins, including a seven-fight win streak starting in 2012. This streak propelled him to a main event matchup against former champion Robbie Lawler, showcasing Brown's status as a top contender in the welterweight division.

Despite contemplating retirement earlier in his career, Brown's passion for the sport led him to continue, delivering highlight-reel moments like his knockout victory over Diego Sanchez in 2017. His most recent fight in May 2023 against Court McGee added another impressive knockout to his record, solidifying his legacy as a force to be reckoned with in the UFC's welterweight division.

Beyond his achievements in the octagon, Brown's impact extends to his contributions outside of fighting. He opened his gym in Columbus, Ohio, nurturing young talents like UFC prospect Josiah Harrell and embodying the spirit of mentorship and growth in martial arts.

With a career record of 24-19 in MMA, including 17 wins and 13 losses in the UFC, Brown leaves behind a legacy of grit, determination, and a relentless pursuit of excellence. As he embarks on new endeavors, fans can look forward to his insights and experiences through podcasts and ventures aimed at uplifting the martial arts community.

Matt Brown's retirement marks the end of an era in MMA, but his legacy as the "Immortal" will continue to inspire fighters and fans alike for years to come.


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