It looks like former women’s bantamweight queen Ronda Rousey isn’t the only one who has thoughts of suicide after suffering a traumatic loss in the UFC’s Octagon.
UFC welterweight contender, ‘The Immortal’ Matt Brown, is coming off a nasty first round TKO loss, to Jake Ellenberger at UFC 201 this past July, and it was indeed a heartbreaking defeat for the former title contender.
Now after Brown’s most recent loss to Ellenberger almost four months ago, ‘The Immortal’ joined Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour (courtesy of MMA Fighting). In the interview Brown revealed, that he may have had some suicidal thoughts after his loss; similar to those that former women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey admitted to having; after her KO loss to Holly Holm at UFC 193:
"I delt with it really tough. It was a tough one. You know, I probably felt like Ronda Rousey; I wanted to kill myself, which is after every loss, you know, we're all the same. But you know what, I have three kids and I had to come home and be a role model to them. I had to get up the next morning and make breakfast, and show them that no matter how many times you get taken down, you get your ass up and do it again.
Brown, who currently has a professional MMA record of 20 wins and 15 losses, was once on an amazingly impressive seven-fight win streak, in which he downed opponents such as current welterweight title challenger, Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson.
Brown’s winning ways then came to a screeching halt, when he suffered a unanimous decision loss, to the now former UFC 170 pound champion ‘Ruthless’ Robbie Lawler, in the main event of UFC on FOX: Lawler vs. Brown.
Since suffering the defeat, Brown has been on the losing end of three of his last four fights, with his only win coming via first round submission over Tim Means at UFC 189.
Brown will get his opportunity to regroup after his recent Octagon troubles when he meets Tarec Saffiedine at UFC 207 from the T-Mobile Arena on December 30, 2016.
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