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UFC 185's Matt Brown accused of assault, but details remain fuzzy in wake of alleged attack on former coach

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight Matt Brown has been accused of assaulting his former Brazilian jiu-jitsu coach, Rodrigo Botti, following an argument that turned violent on Feb. 3 at the Ohio Combat Club in Columbus, Ohio.

According to Botti's claim on Facebook, "The Immortal" went nuts after things got heated between the two and began raining down punches in bunches. Brown's Muay Thai coach was reportedly able to put a halt to the attack, albeit briefly, and remains the only witness.

Brown was not named in the police report, according to MMA Fighting; however, a spokesperson for the Hilliard Division of Police did confirm that an active investigation is currently underway.

"There is no 'my side of the story' there is just what happened," Botti told David St. Martin. "He will have to deal with court when the time comes. I am just worried [about running] my gym and [keeping] my students happy, they are already happier that he left and they are disgusted by his recent attitudes after he assaulted me."

Brown, who has refused to comment on the allegations, is expected to face former welterweight champion Johny Hendricks at the UFC 185 pay-per-view (PPV) event on March 14, 2015 in Dallas, Texas.

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