Travis Browne Comments on Alistair Overeem Joining Team Jackson-Winkeljohn
Posted by Larry Csonka on 04.12.2014
Is he ok with it?
- In a recent interview with MMAjunkie.com, Travis Browne spoke about former opponent Alistair Overeem joining Team Jackson-Winkeljohn. Here is what he had to say…
On Overeem Joining Team Jackson-Winkeljohn: "I actually embrace the idea. When you have top athletes that are in the same weight class, sometimes they can butt heads, but the way I look at it is iron sharpening iron. If the stars ever align again and him and I meet in the cage, then it will be an even better fight than it was last time."
Do They Have Any Issues?: "If you personally don't get along with somebody, that doesn't mean they can't help you professionally," Browne said. "I've personally never had any issues with Overeem, and professionally, I've never had any issues with him. For me, what would concern me is if we had a professional beef. But there hasn't been any of the sort, so we'll just be here to push each other to be the best in the world."
On The Advantage to Overeem Joining The team: "Just having somebody there to push you when you need it is great," Browne said. "It's not going to be about just me benefiting from this. He's going to learn a lot too being out here at Jackson's. I always say that during our camps here at Jackson's, if you don't sit down with yourself a couple times per camp and question if you really want to do this sport, then you're not pushing yourself hard enough. Here at Jackson's, I've had multiple days where I've questioned myself and if I want to do this. We just push each other so hard to be the best, and he'll see what that feels like – and in a good way, not in a bad way. I don't intend to threaten anybody. It's the hard work here that's get you through."
On More Heavyweights Joining The Team: "I don't have a problem with inviting other heavyweights in," Browne said. "If they train hard in the gym and they work their way up to fight me or I work my way up to fight them, then it is what it is. This is our job; this is what we do. We train every day for free by punching each other in the face and killing each other in the gym, so why not earn a decent paycheck doing it?"