Matt Brown Hints At Retirement, Unsure Of Fighting Future

UFC welterweight Matt Brown might be done competing in the sport of MMA.

In an interview with ESPN, Brown revealed he is unsure about his future as a professional fighter.

“What it really comes down to in the end is I look at myself and wonder, ‘Have I peaked out?’ Have I gotten as far as I could possibly get? I’m not going to go into a fight just to fight and I’m not going to go in just for money. I’ve gotten up to No. 5 in the world and I’ve fought former titleholders. I’ve performed well against the best in the world. If I’ve peaked out, that means it’s time to stop.”

Brown says he hasn’t had much of a desire to fight during his last few fights in the UFC.

“I hate to sound like I’m making excuses, but these last few fights I’ve went in with no real hunger in my heart. Last fight, I remember being in the back warming up and I said to myself, ‘Man, I’d rather go back to the hotel and chill. I don’t even feel like being here.'”

Brown is on a three-fight losing streak in the UFC. In 2016, Brown lost to Donald Cerrone by knockout, Jake Ellenberger by TKO, and Demian Maia by submission.