Just over two and a half years ago, Mike Brown was directionless.
But two victories over the likes of Nam Phan and Daniel Pineda have put the 37-year-old on the right track once more. While Brown was considering retirement heading into the Pineda fight, he tells UFC.com that he felt so good in the cage that he's ready to extend his career.
"I felt great in the Pineda fight. It was before that I was having some health issues and it was a matter of me just getting healthy. I felt great in the fight and I sat back a couple weeks and decided I was going to keep fighting."
Brown has been sidelined since May of 2012 and is coming off a cervical neck fusion surgery last September. Now fully recovered, he feels he still has plenty left to give to UFC's crowded featherweight division.
"I've been training really well and my body's been feeling really good. So if I feel great in the gym and I'm doing well, there's still some things I want to accomplish in the sport and I haven't been able to leave my mark in the UFC yet. That's what my goal is and what I want to do."
The 12 year veteran will next square off opposite Steven Siler on the UFC Fight Night 26 preliminary card this weekend (Aug. 17, 2013) in his backyard of Boston, Massachusetts, where he started his career.
Can Brown keep the good times rolling on Saturday night?