Matt Brown Scheduled To Face Dhiego Lima (Not Dan Hardy) On June 19

Matt Brown will not be waiting on Dan Hardy before stepping into the Octagon again, as the UFC veteran has booked a fight against Dhiego Lima on June 19. Last week, there were reports of Matt Brown and Dan Hardy agreeing to fight one another. The only …

Matt Brown will not be waiting on Dan Hardy before stepping into the Octagon again, as the UFC veteran has booked a fight against Dhiego Lima on June 19. Last week, there were reports of Matt Brown and Dan Hardy agreeing to fight one another. The only thing that seemed to stand in the way of […]

Dan Hardy & Matt Brown Have Apparently Agreed To Fight

By all appearances, former UFC welterweight Dan Hardy is ready to make his UFC comeback against Matt Brown and is now just waiting on the green light from the UFC. Dan Hardy has been teasing a comeback for years, and it appears that he may be closer th…

By all appearances, former UFC welterweight Dan Hardy is ready to make his UFC comeback against Matt Brown and is now just waiting on the green light from the UFC. Dan Hardy has been teasing a comeback for years, and it appears that he may be closer than ever to pulling the trigger now that […]

Dan Hardy On Matt Brown Fight: ‘I’m Waiting On The Call From The UFC’

Dan HardyDan Hardy has found his ideal opponent for his return to MMA. Now he’s just waiting for the UFC to make it official. In his prime, Hardy was known as one of the most exciting fighters in the game. His penchant for engaging in stand-up wars made him an instant fan favorite, and victories over […]

Dan Hardy

Dan Hardy has found his ideal opponent for his return to MMA. Now he’s just waiting for the UFC to make it official.

In his prime, Hardy was known as one of the most exciting fighters in the game. His penchant for engaging in stand-up wars made him an instant fan favorite, and victories over names like Marcus Davis and Mike Swick quickly earned him a shot at UFC welterweight king Georges St-Pierre. Though he was dominated on the ground throughout that fight, Hardy never tapped out despite being put in a number of compromising positions, further cementing his place in fans hearts. That loss was the first of four straight, which infamously lead to former UFC boss Lorenzo Fertitta to declare that the organization would never release Hardy thanks to his style. After rebounding with victories over Duane Ludwig and Amir Sadollah, ‘The Outlaw’ was forced to put his career on hold in 2012 after being diagnosed with a rare heart condition called Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome.

Rumors of Hardy’s return have come and gone through the years, but have never gained as much traction as they have in recent months. The soon to be 39-year-old knows that the window is closing for him to make his comeback, but also knows that it can’t be against just anyone, saying as much in a recent tweet. Fellow welterweight and UFC fan darling Matt Brown was quick to offer up his services to welcome Hardy back.

A fight against Brown seemingly checks all the boxes Hardy could ask for in his return. While Brown is no longer the fighter he was during his unprecedented run from 2012 to 2014, he is still a known commodity who would be willing to test his striking against Hardy. In a follow-up tweet, Hardy said he is willing to make the fight happen, and is just waiting for the call from the UFC.

A fight between the two legends is sure to be one fight fans would circle on their calendars. If Hardy is able to get medical clearance, the UFC would be fools not to put it together. But, getting the thumbs up from a doctor to allow him back in the cage has proven to be difficult for Hardy in the past, so we should probably wait for official word before getting our hopes too high.

Who do you think wins between Dan Hardy and Matt Brown? Let us know!

Matt Brown Not Retiring Following Carlos Condit Loss, Has ‘A Lot More’ In Him

BrownMatt Brown has no plans to retire. Brown last competed earlier this month when he suffered a unanimous decision defeat to Carlos Condit. That made it two losses in a row for “The Immortal” who also suffered a TKO defeat to Miguel Baeza in May last year. But despite pondering retirement leading up to the […]

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Matt Brown has no plans to retire.

Brown last competed earlier this month when he suffered a unanimous decision defeat to Carlos Condit. That made it two losses in a row for “The Immortal” who also suffered a TKO defeat to Miguel Baeza in May last year.

But despite pondering retirement leading up to the fight and having already retired a few years ago, Brown still believes he has a lot more in him as he has fallen in love with the process again.

“I retired a few years ago, and then when I came back, the primary motivator was just be a prizefighter and make some more money,” Brown told MMA Junkie Radio. “But since I’ve come back, I’ve really loved the whole process again.

“(I’ve) really fell in love with it more again. I’ve kind of seen how good that I can be and the skills that I can – the skills have grown so much. I think I have a lot more in me. I think I can do a lot bigger things than I’ve ever done before.”

For now, there is no plan on what’s next for Brown.

However, he is in much better condition now than in the past now that he is toning down his training and putting more of an emphasis on recovery.

“I had to tone down a lot of (training) – probably more just the overall volume,” he said. “I’ve always been a high-volume training guy where I put in two, three sessions every day, sometimes seven days a week for three (or) four weeks at a time.

“Putting more emphasis on the recovery and taking the days where I can relax and get my mind away from fighting and just enjoy life more. I’ve always trained so hard that I didn’t have an outside life.”

Who do you think Brown should face next?

Matt Brown Not Retiring After Loss To Carlos Condit On Fight Island

Matt Brown will not be calling it a career. Entering his UFC on ABC 1 fight against Carlos Condit, Brown hinted that this could be his retirement bout. He knew ending his career with a win over “The Natural Born Killer” would be a good way …

Matt Brown will not be calling it a career. Entering his UFC on ABC 1 fight against Carlos Condit, Brown hinted that this could be his retirement bout. He knew ending his career with a win over “The Natural Born Killer” would be a good way to go out. However, he dropped a decision and […]

Matt Brown Not Happy With Judges Following Decision Loss To Condit

Carlos ConditThe UFC instantly set the bar for MMA in 2021 with UFC Fight Island 7. Whilst somewhat monotonous prelims started the event off, the main card truly delivered. Max Holloway will take most of the headlines, as his demolition of Calvin Kattar over 5 rounds was truly spectacular. However, the co-main event between Carlos Condit […]

Carlos Condit

The UFC instantly set the bar for MMA in 2021 with UFC Fight Island 7. Whilst somewhat monotonous prelims started the event off, the main card truly delivered. Max Holloway will take most of the headlines, as his demolition of Calvin Kattar over 5 rounds was truly spectacular. However, the co-main event between Carlos Condit and Matt Brown also deserves plaudits.

The two veterans of the sport have been linked numerous times throughout their illustrious careers. Whilst they are both certainly in the twilight of their fighting years, they both showcased the skills that still guaranteed them a co-main event slot. The fight was a back and forth affair. Brown utilised his wrestling in the first round, taking down Condit and maintaining top control. The second round saw Condit take the upper hand, using his own wrestling to turn the tables on Brown. The third was the most competitive, with both men having moments of dominance.

However, once it came to the judge’s decision, all three gave every round to Condit. Brown was unsurprisingly unhappy about the result and took to Twitter to vent his frustration.

However, he also took the time to show his appreciation for Max Holloway’s incredible main event performance.

Do you think Matt Brown has a valid point?