Biography(references)After being home schooled for two years, he attended Greeneview High School, where he struggled to fit in. Living in a small town with no foreseeable future outside of a low paying factory job as a machinist, Brown grew frustrated and turned to drugs and alcohol. Brown's interest in MMA started with drunkenly practicing various submission holds that he had seen on VHS tapes featuring Ken Shamrock on friends. He purchased a mouth piece from across the road, boiled it in a nearby restaurant and fought his first fight without any training; despite this he ended up winning. His first formal training was at a Japanese jiu-jitsu gym, where he agreed to another fight in two weeks with Muay Thai rules.
Fighter Trivia(references)Brown 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 new band Damageplan on December 8, 2004. Brown approached heavy metal vocalist Jamey Jasta of the band Hatebreed to write his UFC entrance theme song. Brown also appears on The Great MMA Debate podcast alongside Mark Coleman, Damon Martin, and Jeremy Loper.
Awards & Accolades
UFC: Fight of the Night (Four Times) vs. Jordan Mein, Erick Silva, Robbie Lawler, and Bryan Barberena
UFC: Knockout of the Night (One time) vs. Mike Pyle
UFC: Performance of the Night (Three times) vs. Erick Silva, Diego Sanchez, and Dhiego Lima
UFC: Most knockouts in the UFC Welterweight history (12)
UFC: Tied (with Vitor Belfort) for second most knockouts in the UFC history (12)
UFC: Most finishes in UFC Welterweight history (14)
UFC: Most fights in UFC Welterweight history (29)
International Sport Combat Federation: ISCF East Coast Welterweight Championship (one time)
MMAJunkie.com: 2014 May Fight of the Month vs. Erick Silva
This radar shows the proficiencies of the fighter compared to the rest of the fighter's main division. Shows the % of others this fighter is better than in that category. Striking % refers to striking accuracy and Takedown % refers to takedown accuracy More area is better.
Fightpages Web - Notable OpponentsWhat's This?
Expand to full graph
This graph shows high-profile fighters and how they are connected to each other. The lines are fights that connect the fighter avatars with the color of the line representing the outcome for the fighter. Click on the fighters and the lines for relevant info!