Matt Brown Is A Scratch For UFC on FOX 9

Matt Brown will not be making it to UFC on FOX 9.

The bad news was delivered today by Brown himself, via his Twitter account.

According to “The Immortal”, he has two herniated discs in his lower back and as such, will be a scratch for next Saturday’s card and fight, with welterweight contender Carlos Condit.

This comes as grievous news to all UFC fans, and particularly fans of the pair, as their match was highly anticipated and was to have significant impact upon the 170 pound division, and more particularly, the title mix.

With Brown out, rumors are swirling that Condit is to be moved to the UFC 170 card, which is set for February 22nd, in Las Vegas. As it stands, 170 will feature Rashad Evans taking on Daniel Cormier, in Cormier’s debut performance at light-heavyweight, as well as a match between Rory MacDonald and Demian Maia.

As to who Condit might draw as an opponent, odds would have to be good that it’ll be Robbie Lawler. If so, Lawler would be a suitable replacement for the injured Brown and a match between the two would carry great significance within the division. In a nutshell, Condit / Lawler should be as good as Condit / Brown, and with much the same divisional rankings.

In terms of Matt and his back, his fans are sure to wish him a speedy recovery and all the best to himself and his family. His fans look forward to seeing the Immortal back in the Octagon, soon.

Matt’s Tweet is as follows:

Outer Photo: Kyle Terada for USA TODAY Sports


13 Comments

  1. Avatar of hatch1921

    hatch1921

    December 7, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    Man… well… hope he has a fast recovery. Back injuries are horrible… at least it wasn't a knee.

    Lawler would be a great replacement… just coming off a strong performance… no real damage.. in shape …and he would take it to Condit.

  2. Avatar of TheXperience

    TheXperience

    December 7, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    Awww mannnnn!! that s*cks!!! I was sooooo looking forward to that scrap!

  3. Avatar of watermelon fresh

    watermelon fresh

    December 7, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    sorry but it was a mismatch anyways. Condit is light years better than Brown. Looking forward to Condit destroying Lawler too.

  4. Avatar of enjoylife321

    enjoylife321

    December 7, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    Does anyone feel that Hector Lombard may get a call?

  5. Avatar of enjoylife321

    enjoylife321

    December 7, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    I always thought this was a very dangerous fight for Brown

  6. Avatar of jmedno5891

    jmedno5891

    December 8, 2013 at 2:00 am

    Man that ***** for brown, I have the same type of injury in my lower back and I never really came back to full strength from it, always have it in the back of my mind when doing lower back exercises. Good thing these guys have good doctors helping them get thru this stuff.

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