Just because it’s been a month, UFC heavyweight fighter Travis Browne is not over his latest loss. Browne did an interview with The MMA Hour and talked about his loss to Fabricio Werdum in their main event bout at UFC on Fox 11.
Browne on how he was hurt during the fight: “A lot of people were posting a picture where he kicked me on the right side, and it wasn’t that kick. It was something else. I don’t even know what it was, but even now my ribs will shift a little bit. But for me it wasn’t the ribs. The ribs weren’t a factor. For me it was my left hand and then my left foot. Pretty much I had three weapons gone, because I couldn’t kick — I couldn’t use my left leg to kick because it hurt like crazy when I would try to kick, I couldn’t use my right leg to kick because I couldn’t put all the pressure on my left leg — and then during the fight I was just thinking, I can’t keep my jab out there because it hurts too much to jab him, so if I’m going to throw my left, I’m just going to try to knock him out.”
Browne has 12 knockouts, 2 submission and 2 decision victories in his MMA career. He made his UFC debut against James McSweeney, which he won in the 1st Rd via TKO at UFC – The Ultimate Fighter 11 Finale on Jun / 19 / 2010. In his last five fights he is 3-2. He lost to Antonio Silva via 1st Rd KO at UFC on FX 5 – Browne vs. Bigfoot on Oct / 05 / 2012. He then went on a three fight winning streak, he beat Gabriel Gonzaga via 1st RD KO at UFC – The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale on Apr / 13 / 2013, Alistair Overeem via 1st Rd KO at UFC Fight Night – Shogun vs. Sonnen on Aug / 17 / 2013 and then Josh Barnett via 1st Rd KO at UFC 168 – Weidman vs. Silva 2 on Dec / 28 / 2013.
Browne on dealing with the loss: “It was one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to deal with. Because everything aside, I don’t make excuses. Werdum whooped my ass, and that’s what I had to come to terms to. He just straight up kicked my ass. It doesn’t matter about injuries. It was me. And that’s one thing that I’ve learned, I beat myself in that fight and I need to figure out what I need to do in the future to change that. I need to go back and reassess a lot of things in my career and really figure out what I need to put in place in order to be successful again. People look at it, ‘oh, you’re taking it kind of rough, this is just one loss, you had an off night, why are you saying that you have to reassess everything?’ And it’s because in this game, when you lose once, you could be one fight away from getting cut. So if you don’t make the changes in your life that you feel you need to make to be successful again, then you risk running that loss again. So from A to Z, I’m making changes.”
Of course he lost to Fabricio Werdum via Unanimous Decision at UFC on Fox 11 – Werdum vs. Browne on Apr / 19 / 2014.
Brown is a world class fighter and he will be on his feet again to fight. His next fight is unknown at this time.