Last month at UFC on FOX 11, Travis Browne suffered the second loss of his mixed martial arts (MMA) career against Fabricio Werdum in Orlando, Florida (watch full video highlights here).
For five rounds, Werdum was able to out-strike "Hapa," earning a unanimous decision victory on the judges' scorecards, while ending the Hawaiian's three-fight win streak in the process.
It also dashed Browne's ticket to a title fight.
Not one to make excuses, a humble Browne admitted that he flat-out got his "ass whooped" by a better fighter that night. Still, it doesn't necessarily ease the pain of losing.
Speaking on a recent edition of The MMA Hour, Browne reflected on the loss to "Vai Cavalo" and broke down his plans for his fighting future, which could mean a complete overhaul.
His words via MMA Fighting:
"It was one of the hardest things I've ever had to deal with. Because everything aside, I don't make excuses. Werdum whooped my ass, and that's what I had to come to terms to. He just straight up kicked my ass. It doesn't matter about injuries. It was me. And that's one thing that I've learned, I beat myself in that fight and I need to figure out what I need to do in the future to change that. I need to go back and reassess a lot of things in my career and really figure out what I need to put in place in order to be successful again. People look at it, ‘oh, you're taking it kind of rough, this is just one loss, you had an off night, why are you saying that you have to reassess everything?' And it's because in this game, when you lose once, you could be one fight away from getting cut. So if you don't make the changes in your life that you feel you need to make to be successful again, then you risk running that loss again. So from A to Z, I'm making changes."
One thing Browne won't be reassessing or changing is his fight camp, as "Hapa" revealed he will still be a Jackson-Winkeljohn MMA fighter.
At the age of 31, Browne still has the time to change things up and get himself back into title contention. After all, he's only been in the fight game for five years, so there is plenty of room for growth and improvement.
But is the Hawaiian taking the loss a bit too hard? Or is the fact that he's willing to wipe the slate clean and start from scratch a true testament to his desire to win?