Several weeks back, Matt Brown raised eyebrows throughout MMA by announcing that this Saturday’s scrap with Diego Sanchez, would be the last of his memorable career. But, in a recent interview the rugged welterweight gave, Brown relayed that we could see “The Immortal” one back in the Octagon, after UFC Fight Night 120.
In September, the 36 year-old announced that his bout on Saturday would be his “retirement fight”. In a recent video the UFC released, Brown also talked about the fact he’s decided to hang up the gloves.
“I guess originally when I announced [my retirement], it was pretty much a final decision. [But] I look at it like I still have a lot more to do. I’m not really content with everything that I’ve done”.
“…“In a perfect world, I’m able to retire and the decision can be made based on whether I want to or not. “The reality is there may just be more to it than that. I may come back to fight just because I want to fight.”
“I may come back to fight for money, which is really what I want to avoid. I don’t want to come back to fight for money,”
So, clearly Brown isn’t closing the door quite yet on his fighting days. The longtime contender also said that he’s just focused on his November 11th battle with Sanchez. So, you never know. If Brown scores an impressive win in Norfolk, maybe we’ll see him back in the cage after all?
Saturday’s bout will mark the first time Brown has fought since last December, when he was knocked out by Donald Cerrone. That defeat followed stoppages losses to Jake Ellenberger and Demian Maia.
Sanchez, meanwhile, is coming off a KO loss to Al Iaquinta in April. Brown – Sanchez should be on anyone’s, must see list.
UFC FN 120 will be hosted by Norfolk’s Ted Constant Convocation Center.