Travis Browne out 2-4 months with torn hamstring but won't require surgery

Bruce Kluckhohn-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

Despite tearing his hamstring at UFC on FX 5, which led to a first round knockout at the hands of Bigfoot Silva, Travis Browne won't require surgery and will only be sidelined for 2-4 months.

So much for that "blown out" knee.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight prospect Travis Browne suffered a torn hamstring last Friday night (Oct. 4, 2012) in his fight against Antonio Silva, which headlined the promotion's UFC on FX 5 event from the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

His injury will not require surgery.

It will, however, force "Hapa" to sit on the sidelines for up to four months, depending on how quickly he's able to heal, according to a post from the Hawaiian's official Twitter account late last night. The loss to "Bigfoot" was the first of his professional career and undoubtedly a major setback.

The division is heating up.

Cain Velasquez will fight Junior dos Santos in December as part of the UFC 155 pay-per-view event. That's not long after Roy Nelson and Shane Carwin slug it out for their spot in "the mix." Also taking place before year's end is the return of heavyweight contender Alistair Overeem.

And let's not forget about the rise of Stefan Struve.

We can also expect Daniel Cormier to make his way over to the Octagon in the not-too-distant future and Fabricio Werdum is still looking for his shot. Simply put, the race to the gold is too competitive to be tripping over hurdles on the way to the finish line.

If you're Joe Silva, who does Browne get upon his return?

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