Matt Brown Avoids Back Surgery, Looks For Spring/Summer Return

January 7, 2014 12:23 pm by Christopher Murphy

UFC welterweight fighter Matt Brown had an unfortunate end to an otherwise spectacular 2013 when he suffered two herniated discs in his back.  The injury forced him out of his UFC on FOX 9 bout with Carlos Condit and put a halt to a six-fight winning streak.


By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA

Matt Brown’s back injury suffered in early December will not require surgery, and with rehabilitative therapy the UFC fighter can expect to begin training sometime in February.

In the days leading up to his scheduled UFC on FOX 9 bout against top UFC welterweight contender Carlos Condit, Brown was forced to pull out of the fight when he suffered two herniated discs in his back.

According to, who spoke with Brown’s wife, a back specialist confirmed Monday that surgery was not necessary.  By continuing his physical therapy, Brown could look at returning to full training in February, which would allow him to get a fight as soon as late spring or early summer of this year.

While the avoidance of surgery is good news for any fighter, the potential six months off comes at a rather inconvenient time for Brown.  Over the past two years, Brown has fought a brilliant 6-0 in the UFC with five T/KO’s.  We will have to see if the injury slows him down, or if the welterweight contender can pick up with the same meteoric momentum he has had in his last few fights.

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