Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight Matt Brown was accused of assaulting his former Brazilian jiu-jitsu coach, Rodrigo Botti, following an argument that allegedly turned violent back on Feb. 3 at the Ohio Combat Club in Columbus, Ohio (details).
Turns out it was a bunch of bullshit.
"Yeah, he straight lied," Brown told MMAjunkie. "Not even wrong, just straight lied with some of the stuff that he said in public. I don't want my name out being out there and everybody thinking I'm some violent, crazy, I don't know, coach beater-upper or whatever. I've got to protect my name; I didn't do nothing wrong."
The case was dropped by prosecutors due to insufficient evidence.
No question this is a huge relief for Brown, who has since switched fight camps. "The Immortal" has bigger fish to fry this month, as he's tasked with throwing hands against Johny Hendricks at the UFC 185 pay-per-view (PPV) event in Dallas, Texas.
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