UFC Charlotte: Matt Brown Says Activity Comes Down to Injuries, Which Kept Him Out 400 Days

Charlotte, NC — Matt Brown moved into a tie for the UFC’s knockout record at UFC Charlotte, notching KO #13 against Court McGee care of a right hand that turned out to be a walk-off, highlight reel finish.

That sort of finish is nothing new to Matt “The Immortal” Brown, who now sits tied with Derrick Lewis as the promotion’s all-time KO lead. And, he told media outlets including Cageside Press following the fight, he wants to move into sole possession of the lead.

“I want to, yeah. We’ll see. That’s what everybody’s been asking, when I’m going to get back in there and whatever,” Brown (24-19) said following Saturday’s fight at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he closed out the preliminary card with McGee. “Got some other people that’ll be getting ready for fights, I’ll be helping them out. I’ll start thinking about it the next couple of weeks, and see how I feel.”

What it boils down to is his health, Brown added. “It’s all about, at my age and life and everything, it just comes down to injuries man. I’d be in there til I’m 50 if I wasn’t injured.”

That’s something that continued to be an issue heading into Saturday’s contest, added Brown. “From camp, yeah. That’s why I haven’t fought in 400 days, was because of injuries. I’m always banged up, that’s just the life I live. But when I’m 50, I do want to play football with my kids.”

Which is why he’s taking more care these days. “I’m smarter than I used to be,” said Brown, agreeing that with age comes wisdom. “Hopefully I keep getting smarter.”

As to who he’d like to hunt for the KO against next, Brown only had one name, but he knows it’s not one that’s likely to happen.

“It’d be cool to fight [Robbie] Lawler, but he’s retiring. I fought him once, but I’d love to fight him again, out of respect for him. We had a great fight, and I think we’d have another great one. It is what it is, that’s the only name that comes to my head, off the top of my head. But he’s retiring, so good luck to him.”

Brown lost a decision against Lawler in 2014, a title eliminator that saw Lawler go on to capture the UFC’s welterweight championship. He’s reportedly hanging up the gloves following a fight with Niko Price at UFC 290 this July, however.

Watch the full UFC Charlotte post-fight press conference with Matt Brown above.