Only once has Travis Browne’s hand not been raised in his MMA career. That happened in his last fight against Antonio “Big Foot” Silva at UFC on FX in October. Browne tore his left hamstring early in the first round and Silva capitalized for a stoppage.
Browne returns in April and is feeling great with seven weeks before he steps inside the Octagon again.
“I feel 100 percent,” said Browne on FUEL TV. “I’m back to where I need to be physically and even further mentally. I had to come to terms on that loss. It’s a loss, no excuses. I’m not going to make any excuses for future fights as well. I’m ready to get back in there.”
While Browne has been away, Silva has stormed through the heavyweight division and is now the No. 1 contender to Cain Velasquez’s title. Silva met Velasquez once before, with the current champion destroying him in the first round after putting Silva on his back.
Before Browne went down with an injury, he had four UFC fights that he ended in the opening round. He meets Gabriel Gonzaga in his return.
Since Gonzaga resigned with the UFC, the former title contender has two submissions out of the promotion.
Browne vs. Gonzaga is slated for The Ultimate Fighter Finale on April 13. That occurs from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, NV.