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Matt Brown willing to put UFC retirement on hold to fight Carlos Condit

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Longtime Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight slugger, Matt Brown, was expected to retire from mixed martial arts (MMA) in 2017, and even had his storybook ending after smashing Diego Sanchez at UFC Fight Night 120 back in November.

Rewatch that carnage here.

But in recent weeks, the 36 year-old “Immortal” started to get the itch to compete again, perhaps forgetting these troubling comments he made in late 2016, and already has a familiar face in mind for a potential 2018 return.

None other than former 170-pound No. 1 contender Carlos Condit.

“Maybe it’s time for me and him to lock horns,” Brown (21-16) told the Fight Society podcast. “I’d love to. I’ve got so much respect for him. That’s definitely one people would want to see no matter what. It would be a fight for the ages. Now it would certainly be a fight that would make me want to come out of semi-retirement.”

Not exactly sure what “semi-retirement” is ... maybe this?

Condit, 33, was also semi-retired for the better part of 2017, keeping himself busy with beans, but worked his way back to the Octagon at last weekend’s UFC 219 pay-per-view (PPV) event, where he was unceremoniously whooped by Neil Magny.

So, Brown vs. Condit (30-11) ... who wants it?