Brown’s former trainer, Rodrigo Botti allegedly attacked Brown at his hotel in Brazil and tried to run away. Video shows Brown’s friend catch Botti in the streets and punish him for the alleged attack.
The UFC released a statement regarding the situation via MMA Fighting.
“UFC is aware that welterweight contender Matt Brown was allegedly attacked today [Sunday] by a former acquaintance at the UFC 198 host hotel in Curitiba, Brazil,” the statement said. “UFC has been in communication with local authorities to gather more information relative to the alleged attack, and is reviewing security measures at the hotel.
“Fortunately, Brown was uninjured in the situation and will return home to the United States later today as planned.”
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