- Birth Name Matt Brown
- Birth Place Jamestown
- Famous Name Matthew Burton Brown
- Salary $ 794,000
- Nationality American
- Ethnicity white
- Currently Working For MMA
- Currently Married Yes
- Married to Colleen Brown
- Children 2 sons
Mathew Burton Brown is an American mixed martial artist currently signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship in the welterweight division. He was born on January 10, 1981, in Jamestown, Ohio, United States. He is an American and belongs to white ethnicity. He is known as The Immortal in the ring. He grew up with his parents in Jamestown, Ohio. He is a professional MMA fighter.
Early Life And Career
On February 9, 2007, in Kennesaw, Georgia, Matt Brown won the ISCF (International Sports Combat Federation) East Coast Welterweight Championship over Douglas Lima by referee stoppage due to strikes at 2:50 of the second round. After brown thought his career was over due to money problems, The Ultimate Fighter tryouts came along and Brown made the show.
Brown then began splitting time training with Matt Hume in Seattle, Washington and at Throwdown Training Centre in Las Vegas, Nevada. Brown was born and raised in Jamestown, Ohio, graduating from Greeneview High School, and having competed in bodybuilding. Before Brown began training for a career in mixed martial arts, he was addicted to drugs and alcohol.
Brown realized that he needed a hobby, to keep him away from the party lifestyle. He was named “The Immortal” was given to him by his friends after he had survived an overdose from heroin. Brown initially began training in Japanese ju-jitsu and later transitioned to a Jorge Gurgel affiliate, which led him to MMA.
Matt Brown is married to Colleen Brown and has twin boys on October 8, 2010. Before fighting professionally, Brown was a personal trainer. Matt is an avid heavy metal fan and was in the crowd when former Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell was murdered on-stage while performing with his band Damageplan on December 8, 2004.
Matt approached heavy metal vocalist Jamey Jasta of the band Hatebreed to write his UFC entrance theme song. The song titled “The Immortal” was released on Itunes on March 10, 2015. Matt also appears on the Great MMA Debate podcast alongside Mark Coleman, Damon Martin, and Jeremy Loper. On the morning of May 15, 2016, in Curitiba, Brazil, Matt Brown was attacked in public by his former jiu-jitsu coach Rodrigo Botti.
The assault began in the hotel lobby where Brown was staying and it escalated outside where it was witnessed by a number of bystanders. The attack was captured on video and Botti was detained by another man until the police arrived at the scene.
Matt is 6 feet tall and weighs over 77kg. He has a salary of $ 794,000 and his net worth is still under review.