Matt Brown is Being “Extra Careful” Following 2015 Concussion, Loss to Jake Ellenberger
By FCF Staff
Following his stoppage loss to Jake Ellenberger at UFC 201, Matt Brown is reporting that he’s taking a little bit of extra time, before he returns to the Octagon.
Brown was stopped by Ellenberger in the opening round of their July 30th scrap, after the rugged vet took a hard kick to the body and follow up punches. Recently the welterweight contender appeared on MMA Junkie.com Radio. Brown expressed concerns about what transpired in the bout with Ellenberger, since he suffered a serious concussion last year (quote via MMA Junkie.com):
“It’s the first time from a head shot that I’ve been dropped in my entire life, and I’ve sparred with heavyweights and big guys,” said Brown. “I hope that I can speak near-full sentences when I’m done fighting.”
“Now that I’ve been through that, I want to be extra careful”, added Brown, while referring to the concussion he suffered in 2015.
Brown also noted that he would like to fight at the end of 2016, or in early 2017. The Ohio fighter is 1-4 in his last 5 bouts.