Mike Brown has endured two straight losses and has lost four of his last six fights since being the WEC's featherweight champion.
Now after enduring a myriad of health-related issues, including a broken hand and a heart ailment, Brown looks to return sometime in the late summer or early fall.
Five Ounces of Pain caught with Brown and asked him about his return. Brown told them he was not rushing back into the ring to rush his recovery, but he was feeling healthy again and was hoping for a fight in either August or September.
Before Brown caught the injury plague, he was considered one of the top 145-pound fighters in MMA. Brown had earned a couple wins over fan favorite Urijah Faber and victories over fighters Jeff Curran, Yves Edwards and Leonard Garcia.
Brown also holds a win over top featherweight title contender Mark Hominick, who is set to face UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo at UFC 129 on April 30.
Brown holds a combined record of 24-8 in MMA, and so far is 0-2 in the UFC. Brown could be fighting for a job with the UFC now that he is on a two-fight losing streak, and one more loss could bounce him out.
Brown could make his return in any of the three events the UFC is holding in August and September: UFC 133 on Aug. 6, UFC in Rio on Aug. 27 and UFC Fight Night 25 on Sept. 17.