Travis Browne Breaks Down His Fight With Fabricio Werdum
Posted by Joseph Lee on 02.04.2014
A title eliminator...
In an interview with MMA Junkie, Travis Browne (16-1-1 MMA, 7-1-1 UFC) spoke about his fight with Fabricio Werdum (17-5-1 MMA, 5-2 UFC) in the main event of UFC on FOX 11. The fight will determine who will fight Cain Velasquez for the heavyweight title. It takes place on April 19 at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. Browne has three straight "Knockout of the Night" wins in the first round over Gabriel Gonzaga, Alistair Overeem and Josh Barnett.
While in New Jersey for UFC 169, he said: "The exposure is going to be great. This is a big fight – (for the) No. 1 contender to fight Cain in October or November, whenever he comes back. You can't really get a bigger fight unless it's a championship fight. It's been kind of understood (I'll fight for the title with a win). There's no way around that, that anyone else would be in line for the heavyweight title shot. If the UFC came to us and said, ‘Hey, you're not ready for a title shot,' it just wouldn't make sense. The UFC is about doing what's right and further progressing a guy's career. There's nowhere else for me to go but to fight for the title, going 3-0 in 2013, three ‘Knockout of the Night' wins, coming out and fighting a guy like Werdum, what's there left to do? If I go out and beat Junior (dos Santos), I've beaten everybody who could ever contend for the title again, if I beat Cain. There's no way I can't fight for the title unless Cain gets hurt again."