Matt Brown Not Ready To Retire Just Yet

Matt Brown may have lost his battle of the veterans with Carlos Condit by unanimous decision recently, but the 40-year-old has decided that he’s still not ready to hang up his gloves just yet.

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

Brown started his comeback in 2019 well with a KO victory against Ben Saunders, but since then, along with the loss to Condit, he’s also been TKO’d by Miguel Baeza.

Neveretheless, Brown feels he actually felt a little hard done to with the result in the Condit fight and believe he can see areas that he can improve going forward.

“I know specifically what mistakes I made and what I can do to fix those up,” Brown said. “But I’m not that guy, either, where I go out and beg for rematches. We get out 15 minutes, and that’s your time to shine, and either you get it done or you don’t.”

Brown also went on to explain how he’s adapted his training so that he’s working smarter rather than harder.

“I had to tone down a lot of (training) – probably more just the overall volume,” Brown 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 he 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.”

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