Travis Browne was still on the mat at Scotiabank Middle in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Weekend evening, trying to remove the spiderwebs. The man who put him there, Derrick Lewis, was on the mic looking for Browne’s popular sweetheart, former UFC women’s bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey.
“He phone calls himself a man, but he wants to put his arms on females. So, ignore that guy. I got much more center than he has.”
As Browne was still sensation the results of his third straight reduction and 4th in his previous five battles, Lewis went straight for the jugular, as he recommended household assault accusations created against Browne in 2015 by Browne’s ex-wife, fitness and health design Jenna Webb.
No expenses were ever registered against Browne and an separate research requested by the UFC discovered “inconclusive proof,” but Lewis introduced it front-and-center before a nationwide tv viewers.
“I valued [referee Mario Yamasaki] allowing the battle go a little a longer period than what it should. I just wished to get my rage out on Travis’ experience because he wants to hit females.”
Even the factor that Yamasaki seemed to let the battle go on far a longer period than it should have didn’t seem to engender Browne all that much concern, with Lewis even saying thanks to operate for the chance. After being decreased to the mat by a Lewis right which attached his forehead, Browne ate about a number of easy blows, the last several few jumping his go off the mat, before the round was waved off at the 3:12 indicate of the second circular.
Browne was taken straight to a regional hospital for statement, so he wasn’t able to be present at the post-fight information meeting and protect himself against Lewis’ hook varieties.
Sunday noticeable what will likely be kept in mind as the exclamation factor on one of the swiftest and toughest downsides for a high quality martial artist who was once on the edge of achievements.
A simple three decades ago, Browne was regarded the design for the next creation of high quality combined practitioners. The former golf ball gamer from Hawaii islands was a mix of energy, variety and athleticism that would be challenging to respond.
Around now in 2014, Browne was 16-1-1, showed by one of the world’s top fitness and health center in Albuquerque’s JacksonWink, and on the verge of a headline taken.
Somewhere along the way, factors went southern.
Browne missing a choice to Fabricio Werdum in the top level of an Apr 2014 UFC on FOX cards in which the champion was scheduled to obtain a headline taken. He created the decision from Jackson’s heralded gym to Glendale Battling Group in Southeast Florida, which was put on the map by Rousey’s achievements.
His decrease wasn’t an immediate factor. He won two of his first three fights with his new team, completing both Brendan Schaub and He Mitrione. Somewhere along the way, he and Rousey became products.
But the Mitrione battle was also a foul-plagued occasion, one that began increasing concerns of whether Browne’s abilities were regressing. He had already faltered during his only reduction in that expand, neglecting to complete an argument he should have won against ex-training associate Andrei Arlovski and getting starched in a amazing ko.
He seemed similarly bad in a reduction of revenue to Cain Velasquez, getting completed delayed in the first circular of their UFC 200 battle. A rematch against Werdum at UFC 203 was another choice reduction in which he seemed more intense than the new around.
Browne’s instructor, Edmond Tarverdyan, has come under persistent critique for Rousey’s activities in her previous two battles, in which she was bumped out by Holm as well as in less than 60 seconds or so by Amanda-b Nunes.
While Browne isn’t about to openly toss his instructor under the bus, his coaching in the leadup to the Lewis battle talked for itself. He exercised at the Dark House camping in Gardena, Calif., is know for Anderson Silva and Lyoto Machida, and while he demands he’s still in the GFC flip, Tarverdyan did not area him for Sunday’s battle.