Matt Brown announces his return against Court McGee at UFC card on May 13


Matt Brown will seek to tie the record for the most knockouts in UFC history when he clashes with fellow welterweight veteran Court McGee at a UFC event scheduled on May 13.

Brown officially announced the matchup on the new episode of The Fighter vs. The Writer .

“Coming back, I’m going to smash some faces,” Brown said. “Court, he’s a great guy, I’ve hung out with him before. Great competitor. Both of us have some similarities in certain aspects. We both overdosed. He’s really embraced that.

“So I’ve got a lot of respect for the guy but I’m ready to go in there and smash his f******* face in with my elbow.”

With 12 knockouts already on his resume, the 42-year-old fighter from Ohio will attempt to tie Derrick Lewis’ record if he can stop McGee in May. Brown just returned from a Fight of the Night against Bryan Barberena in May.

According to Brown, he didn’t necessarily intend on being out for 14 months but that’s just how things played out before he was able to compete again.

“It’s unfortunate it’s been [over a year],” Brown said. It took me too long, but it was worth it. I’m a fighter and tell people what it is like every day. Fighting isn’t that hard. We love this. It’s not easy to excel at it. You have to have some talent, you have to work extremely hard, you have to dedicate your life to it, sacrifice all of that but when you get into the UFC, you see the light at the end of the rainbow. That is not necessarily what I would call difficult.

“You have a lot of motivation. You’re with the f****** stars. There are no limits. This lifestyle is so wonderful that I can’t believe it. F ****** living a hard life is what’s difficult. This is why I went out for the whole year. The f ******* life is the b ****.”

Now that he’s back, Brown is anxious to return to the win column while facing another veteran like McGee after he was actually offered a potentially easier option.

“With that particular one, they offered me two men,” Brown said. They offered Court, a younger man. Then they told me they would offer Court. I chose Court. That card was the one I played this time. To be fair, it may have been a more difficult fight for me to play. But that was the card I played this time so we’ll see what happens.”

As for McGee, he will look to bounce back from a loss to Jeremiah Wells in his last appearance in June 2022, which stopped his two-fight win streak. McGee has gone 2-4 in his past six fights but he’ll attempt to get back on track at Brown’s expense when they meet in May.

The upcoming card on May 13 will be headlined by a light heavyweight fight pitting one-time title challenger Anthony Smith taking on Johnny Walker with more fights expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

Audio-only versions of The Fighter vs. The Writer can be found on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio and Stitcher