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Morning Report: Matt Brown unhappy with ‘ridiculous’ scoring in his fight with Carlos Condit

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This past Saturday at UFC Fight Island 7, MMA fans were finally treated to a bout they’ve been wanting to see for a long time, Carlos Condit vs. Matt Brown. Ultimately, Condit won a unanimous decision with scores of 30-27 across all three judges’ scorecards, but those scores don’t paint a proper picture of the back-and-forth battle that actually took place and, if you’re Matt Brown, they don’t get the outcome right either.

After the fight, Brown took to social media to decry the judging in his fight admitting that it was a close fight he may have lost, but calling the 30-27 scorecards “ridiculous.”

Brown has reason to be upset by the scores. In the first round, Brown out-landed Condit in significant strikes and dominated the control time, spending over three minutes on top of Condit (per UFC Stats). Aside from that though, the outcome seems to be the correct one as most observers believe Condit won the fight.

More importantly though, is that the fight even happened at all. Condit and Brown have been circling each other for half a decade without any luck. The two were first set to face each other in 2013 but Brown was forced from the bout with a back injury. Following that, they both stayed in each other’s orbit but weren’t officially set to fight again until 2018 when a torn ACL from Brown derailed the bout once again. Finally the two made it to the cage and despite neither man being in his prime anymore, they still delivered.

On many nights, Condit vs. Brown would have been an easy Fight of the Night winner but on Saturday, it lost out to the hellacious beating Max Holloway put on Calvin Kattar in the main event. And though Brown is obviously upset about the decision the judges rendered against him in his fight, “The Immortal” doesn’t seem to have any issues with losing out on Fight of the Night honors to Max Holloway.

At 40 years old, Brown would seemingly not have many years left in MMA and has spoken openly about treating every fight as if it’s his last. His record stands at 22-18.


Results. Max Holloway bloodies, batters Calvin Kattar to put on five-round clinic in UFC Fight Island 7 main event.

Stoppage. Dana White wanted Max Holloway vs. Calvin Katter stopped in fourth round: ‘I was freaking out a little bit’.

Blessed. Max Holloway not chasing third Alexander Volkanovski clash: ‘I’m not gonna force someone to fight me’.

Hopes and dreams. Dana White announces that Khabib Nurmagomedov could return if UFC 257 lightweights, Charles Oliveira ‘can do something special’.

Free agent. Carlos Condit hopes to stay in UFC but ‘can’t give an answer’ on free agency.


UFC Fight Island 7 PostFight Show.

UFC Fight Island 7 Post-Fight Press Conference.

UFC 257 Countdown.

Fighters predict UFC 257.

MixedMollyWhoppery drops his latest.


On to the Next One. Matchmaking for the UFC following UFC Fight Island 7.

Severe MMA. Discussing Conor McGregor’s return, Khabib’s possible return, and Max.


This is legitimately one of the most insane things I’ve ever seen in a fight.

That’s friggin’ wild.

The champ responds.

Oliveira trying his best.



Back on task.

Good guy Michael Chiesa.


Nate Landwehr (14-3) vs. Julian Erosa (24-8); UFC Fight Night, Feb. 20.

Eryk Anders (13-5) vs. Darren Stewart (12-6); UFC Fight Night, Mar. 13.

Stipe Miocic (20-3) vs. Francis Ngannou (15-3); UFC 260, Mar. 27.

Alexander Volkanovski (22-1) vs. Brian Ortega (15-1); UFC 260, Mar. 27.

Modestas Bukauskas (11-3) vs. Michal Oleksiejczuk (14-4); UFC 260, Mar. 27.


Horribly fitting that on the same week we see the story about Spencer Fisher come out, Calvin Kattar’s corner allows him to continue taking a hellacious beating for no reason whatsoever.

Thanks for reading and see tomorrow.



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