UFC Heavyweight Travis “Hapa” Browne wants to avenge his first professional loss and rematch Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva as soon as his hamstring is healed.
MMA Fight Corner’s Heidi Fang caught up with Browne who was working Andrei Arlovski’s corner at the World Series of Fighting in Las Vegas and got the update of when we can expect him to return.
“I’m about two weeks ahead right now, of schedule, so it’s coming along great. I should be back training in full by mid-December and then hopefully start up fight camp by February.”
Browne suffered the injury during his last fight to Silva at UFC on FX 5. In the first round, Browne came down awkwardly after a kick and tore his hamstring in the process. He tried to remain in the fight, but Bigfoot took advantage of the injury and KO’d Browne with a heavy right hand, handing him his first loss of his career. When he gets back in the Octagon, he wants a rematch with Silva next.
“I think I deserve it. It was just a freak accident. I fell on that kick 10,000 times and just on this one time it happened to pop on me. The way I look at it is, he’s the one man in the world that can stand there and say he beat me, that he beat me up, that he whupped my ass. I want that fight back. I want another shot.”