Report: UFC’s Mike Brown Believes Fighting Days Are Likely Over
By FCF Staff
After several other high profile vets have decided to hang up the gloves in 2014, former WEC featherweight champ Mike Brown is also reporting that his fighting days are likely over.
Brown was scheduled to take on Estevan Payan at this Saturday’s UFC on FOX 11 card in Orlando, Florida, but a re-occurring neck injury forced him to withdraw.
In a follow up interview with MMA Junkie.com, the 38 year-old Brown relayed “I don’t think I’ll fight again.” Brown added that the neck injury has caused him to lose “grip strength” after he gets hit in the head.
The American Top Team fighter also noted that he hasn’t officially retired, “just in case”, he decides to compete again.
Brown (26-9) hasn’t fought since last August, when he was knocked out by Steve Siler at UFC FN 26. Prior to the defeat the well rounded featherweight scored consecutive, decision wins over Nam Phan and Daniel Pineda.
The veteran fighter laid claim to the WEC title in 2008 by stopping Urijah Faber, and defended it two more times, before he was defeated by Jose Aldo.