UFC Fighter Matt Brown Attacked By His Former Coach

Publish Date
Monday, 16 May 2016, 4:38PM

UFC fighter Matt Brown's former jiu-jitsu coach Rodrigo Botti allegedly assaulted the welterweight in the lobby of his hotel, hitting him from behind, according to MMA Fighting.

UFC officials had to restrain the men until police arrived. The incident was filmed and uploaded to YouTube.

The UFC released a statement confirming Brown escaped unharmed from the attack.

"UFC is aware that welterweight contender Matt Brown was allegedly attacked today 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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