Matt Brown Un-Retires: Will Face Carlos Condit in April
UFC welterweight Matt Brown’s retirement lasted all of three months.
After Brown (21-16 MMA, 14-10 UFC) hinted at a return earlier today, a report from MMAWeekly.com said a fight between the hard-nosed vet and former interim champ Carlos Condit (30-11 MMA, 7-7 UFC) is in the works.
The bout is set to take place April 14 at a UFC “Fight Night” event that’s yet to be announced. No city or venue has been announced.
For Brown, though, the excitement of drawing an accomplished opponent was enough to bring him off the bench. Today, he gave himself a loophole to un-retire.
“The Immortal” gets back to work after a first-round knockout of Diego Sanchez at UFC Fight Night 120. Prior to the bout, he seemed to walk back an earlier declaration that he would retire. And after, he said he would wait to make an official decision.
Apparently, Condit made it for him. “The Natural Born Killer” knows a thing or two about hanging up the gloves, because until this past month, he was in a state of semi-retirement. Not one to make a formal announcement, Condit simply took himself out of the running for fights and tried some new business ventures before getting the itch to come back.
When he did, he found out he needed some more polishing. A fight against Neil Magny at UFC 219 resulted in a decision loss, which marked his third straight setback.
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