Matt Brown Addresses ‘Fake’ Low Blow Criticism: I Would Never Do That In My F—— Life


No. 5-ranked UFC welterweight Matt Brown saw a seven-fight win streak disappear when he lost a hotly contested war to Robbie Lawler in the main event of last night’s (Sat., July 6, 2014) UFC on FOX 12 from the SAP Center in San Jose, California.

 “The Immortal” put forth a valiant effort in defeat, eating a ton of shots and rocking Lawler with several of his own. The hard-nosed veteran shouldn’t fall too much in the rankings, if at all, as he absorbed combinations that would have probably dropped most 170-pound fighters in the world.

But there could have been a much different result, as “Ruthless” seemingly rocked Brown with a third round body kick, only to see “The Immortal” earn a temporary delay in action when he signified that it was a low blow to official John McCarthy.

Replays showed that the blow was indeed legal, and Brown was apparently saved from pending doom. Many fans were quick to blast Brown for supposedly faking the illegal blow, but the gritty Ohio native took to his Facebook account to address his haters:

“First off thanks to #theimmortalarmy for your constant support. Second off I’ve read some things saying that said I faked the nut shot. I would never do that in my f—— life. That’s bulls—. Period. End of story. “

The hard charging, finish-hunting Brown is known as one of the toughest fighters in all of MMA, and he proved that last night. He’s not one to gain an advantage by bending the rules, and he congratulated Lawler with a show of respect for his fellow warrior:

Brown, who went to the hospital after the fight last night, may be facing a somewhat lengthy medical suspension after possibly breaking his hand in the fifth round. “The Immortal” was proved to be human in San Jose, but when he heals up, he’ll begin a new assault on the UFC welterweight ranks.

He’s still one of the most exciting fighters in the Octagon, and it should be nothing but top-ranked opponents for him from here on out. Who will be the next test for the Cincinnati slugger?

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  • It was clearly an illegal kick to the OVARIES.

  • It was a legal kick, but he wouldn't fake a "legal blow"?!? WaitWHAT?!?

  • I never thought matt brown would do that in his life. but then I watched a video of him do it. how can you deny something that you can watch in HD slo motion? come ON…

  • Dude faked it because he was hurt and then he tried to get the fight going again when the ref was going to give him time because he knew the replay would happen if it didn't get started asap. Caught.

  • Dude was hurt & took advantage for a short bit. Lots of fighters do it.

  • I want to see Condit vs Brown.