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Thursday, Jan 09, 2014

Matt Brown Apologizes For Controversial Comments About Women’s MMA

Matt Brown (left) kicking Ricardo Almeida

By FCF Staff

After making controversial comments about women’s mixed-martial-arts on a new podcast, UFC welterweight Matt Brown has apologized for the statements, which quickly captured headlines Thursday.

Brown, who relayed on the “Legit Man Shit” podcast that “if I’m [going] to pay $60 for a pay-per-view to watch women fight they should at least be topless”, told FOX Sports.com:

“I have spoken with the UFC about the UFC Fighter Conduct Policy and what is required and expected of me as a professional athlete under the terms of my promotion agreement,” Brown said.  “The UFC has a policy of inclusion and respect for all people and I understand the importance of being more aware of my actions and words.”

The UFC also released a statement late Thursday which noted:

“Matt Brown has apologized for the comments made on his podcast, and we have addressed the matter with him. His comments don’t reflect the views of the UFC. There’s no place for discrimination within our organization at any level. The UFC is built on principles of respect, and any statements to the contrary are not acceptable.”

Brown is currently recovering from a back injury, which forced him to withdraw from a UFC on FOX 9 bout last month with Carlos Condit.

The 32 year-old fighter has won six straight fights.


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