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Matt Brown suffers injury ahead of UFC 78, fans jealous of CM Punk alleges teammate

Sujit Nair
Modified 03 Nov 2015, 16:13 IST
Matt Brown has won 22 and lost 13 in his MMA career so far

Matt “The Immortal” Brown has been ruled out of his fight against Kelvin Gastelum on the 21st of November. The 34-year-old has reportedly injured his ankle during training.

Brown, who has is ranked number 5 by UFC’s official ranking for the Welterweight division, is fortunate to not suffer a grave injury which would have extended his recovery time. 

Matt brown who would have been looking forward to adding another win to his arsenal after submitting Tim Means, will have to wait a little bit longer. 

The headlining event will shift its focus to Ricardo Lamas vs. Diego Sanchez, which was to be the co-main event that night. Gastelum who had made the recent cut-down in weight to fight in the Welterweight division, will be looking at the UFC officials who have not, as yet, commented on who is going to replace Brown as his opponent.

The American apologised on Twitter to Kelvin Gastelum following the incident.

- On the flipside of things, CM Punk’s training teammate Ben Askren claimed the fans of UFC were ‘jealous’ of CM Punk’s success, and made references to his wife, citing her to also be a mode of inviting flak from the UFC faithful.

As is customary in an internet spat, Punk had commented that he’d made enough savings to not have to be bothered about his alleged lack of eligibility for the UFC. 

"Maybe jealousy, I would guess that's a pretty good answer... He has been famous, he's made a lot of money, he's got a hot wife. There's a lot of things about him that people would probably be jealous of. I would guess that's it.", said Askren. 


Punk who was rumoured to make his UFC debut before the end of the year, has reportedly been put-off as he has suffered an injury. The 2014 signing of the middleweight has been a harbinger of criticism before he has even started. The statement from Askren is undoubtedly set to generate fresh attention. 

It will be interesting to see if the former WWE champion makes an impact on UFC fans and pundits. 

Published 03 Nov 2015, 16:07 IST
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