Mike Brown Doesn’t Think He’ll Fight Again
Posted by Larry Csonka on 04.15.2014
- Mike Brown recently stated that he may not fight again. Here are the highlights…
Is He Retiring?: "I don't think I'll fight again. I haven't retired, just in case, because I don't want to be a guy who walks away and comes right back."
On Having to Withdrawal From UFC on FOX 11: "I accepted it like seven weeks out, but my neck was kind of bothering me and it's too much on my neck," Brown said. "I was training and in good shape, but then I started losing some strength in my hand again. When I get banged in the head some of my grip strength goes away and it's just a reoccurring injury."
On Problems Due to His Neck Injury: "When I had the fight, I didn't really want it," Brown said. "My body was bothering me, and then right when I pulled out I was like, ‘Oh man, I should have just done it and worried about my neck later.' Now I'm feeling better about it. It was the smart decision to pull out. It's hard when you've got only one hand that's working properly. I can't hold onto anything with my left. If I try to grab somebody's wrist they can easily pull away because my strength is gone. Usually in a month or two, that strength comes back, but if I bang my head and get a stinger, it goes away again. It's just continuously active."
On His Career Highlights: "I'm grateful that I was world champion and the best in the world at one point," Brown said. "But it would have been nice to have done it in the UFC. In 10 years a lot of people might not remember what the WEC was, but the UFC will still be around. It would have been cooler to say I was the UFC champion than WEC champ, but it's OK. The Faber fights were my high points because that's what made me world champion. I'm glad I got to do that."