UFC fan favorite Matt Brown is in some legal trouble that might very well cost him his standing with many MMA fans and an opportunity to take a giant step towards a title shot. That’s because his BJJ coach Rodrigo Botti claims “The Immortal” viciously assaulted him during a heated conversation.
According to Botti, Brown flipped the desk between both men during the argument, and started raining down punches on Botti, while the BJJ coach covered up. Brown eventually backed off, but more heated words from Botti, led to another barrage from Brown.
The alleged assault took place at the Ohio Combat Club in Columbus Ohio, and local authorities are currently conducting an investigation.
Botti seems determined to pursue legal action against Matt Brown, which could ruin his opportunity to fight Johny Hendricks at UFC 185.
“He will have to deal with court when the time comes,” Botti declared, per MMAfighting.com. “I am just worried [about running] my gym and [keeping] my students happy, they are already happier that he left and they are disgusted by his recent attitudes after he assaulted me.”
Matt’s camp has since denied these allegations, claiming Brown only hit Botti once in self-defense.
David is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and boxing practitioner who has watched and studied MMA for the past 9 years. Send him your questions @davidkingwriter.