UFC Vegas 46’s T.J. Brown Is Happy To Be Past Controversial Kai Kamaka Fight: “It Hurt My Feelings”


Las Vegas, NV — UFC Vegas 46 winner T.J. Brown is happy to be past his last opponent.

Brown (15-8) picked up his second UFC win at Saturday’s year-opening Fight Night event, after going 0-2 to start his stint in the promotion. He defeated Charles Rosa via unanimous decision.

The fighter from Arkansas had a wild fight week which left him without an opponent when he landed in Vegas.

“The fight game is like no other. I got here, I was training for seven weeks, you know, for Gabriel Benitez; I get here the first night, and my coach calls me, and within 15 minutes, I don’t have an opponent, then I have a new opponent; it’s truly just chaos,” Brown told the media including Cageside Press during his UFC Vegas 46 post-fight interview. “But luckily, I was able to keep my mind in there, and I got the job done.”

Brown was part of one of the most controversial decisions of the year in 2021. He defeated Kai Kamaka III at UFC on ESPN: Reyes vs. Procházka via split decision, and he is very happy to put that in the rear view window.

“I’d like to tell you it didn’t bother me and be like ‘I know I won, this and that’ but to be honest, I did see the comments, I seen the critics,” Brown admitted.

“To be honest, it hurt my feelings a bit, you know? They didn’t mention one time that we ended up giving ya’ll one of the fights of the night, one of the best fights of the year,” Brown said. “They didn’t mention that we went out there and put our life on the line and fought our hearts out. They don’t mention that. They’re just critics, and it did hurt my feelings a bit. I suffer and sacrifice so much to go out here and give you guys the best I am, the best I can, and fight my heart out. And just to hear critics, it is a bit heartbreaking, man. But, such is life, right?”

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