Former WEC featherweight champ Mike Brown (Pictured) has decided to prolong his mixed martial arts career. The 36-year-old announced he has inked a five-fight contract extension to remain with the UFC.
“The last couple of years were kind of rough on me,” Brown posted on his official website. “I had lots of injuries and I was feeling fatigued during training and fights. When you feel like this it takes all the fun out of being in the cage.
“Going in to the last fight with [Daniel] Pineda, I was pretty certain that was going to be my last fight. This fight felt different, I felt great and I felt no fatigue. I felt like I did when I won the belt in 2008/2009. I felt like I could of easily went five rounds and I had a lot of fun being out there.”
Brown owns an impressive 26-8 professional record, but has lost half of his four scraps in the big leagues. However, he has won his past two tangos.
The 11-year veteran said he intends to fulfill his new five-fight deal.