Travis Browne Says His Fight With Alistair Overeem is When it Clicked For Him
Posted by Larry Csonka on 02.13.2014
“Every fight, I’m starting to believe more and more in myself.”
- Travis Browne recently spoke about when things finally clicked for him and more. Here are the highlights…
On The UFC Title Never Being His Goal: "In the beginning, I just tried to find fights. I wasn't totally set on, ‘Oh, I'm going to fight for the UFC heavyweight championship.' It was just seeing where this thing goes and hoping it would work out, and if it kept working out to just keep going."
On Werdum's Jiu-jitsu:"I would say he's got the best MMA jiu-jitsu in the heavyweight division," Browne says. "He submitted Fedor Emelianenko. He submitted Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira. He's a monster on the ground. But that being said, this isn't a jiu-jitsu match. It's a fight. "It's definitely something we want to be careful of, but we're not going to limit ourselves to only keeping the fight standing."
On When it Clicked For Him: "I'd have to say after Alistair, it finally clicked, where it was like, ‘I belong here. I have the skills and capability to be the best in the world,'" Browne says. "I have confidence in that. Even after all the knockouts I had, I still kind of doubted myself, like, ‘Maybe I just caught them. Maybe I got lucky.' But when I got through with Alistair … and came back and knocked him out, I was like, ‘You can't show any more than that.' Every fight, I'm starting to believe more and more in myself. I'll be looking to fight Cain later on this year."