Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has reinstated Heavyweight Travis Browne after putting him on temporary suspension because of allegations of domestic violence, which surfaced this past July.
Browne's wife, Jenna Renee Webb, posted several pictures on her Instagram account that claimed Browne had abused her. UFC pulled Browne from his duties during "International Fight Week" in Las Vegas, Nevada, and immediately launched an investigation into its No. 5-ranked Heavyweight.
UFC released the following statement on the matter:
"UFC announced today that an investigation into allegations of domestic violence against heavyweight Travis Browne is now complete. Conducted by a former FBI agent with more than 25 years of experience, the seven-week investigation included interviews with multiple subjects associated with the principals, as well as the principals themselves. The investigation found inconclusive evidence to support claims of alleged domestic violence involving Browne and inconclusive evidence that Browne had violated the UFC Fighter Conduct Policy. As a result, UFC has lifted Browne's temporary suspension and anticipates him returning to competition in the coming months. UFC takes allegations of domestic violence very seriously, and they will be investigated for their validity. If proven true with facts, it will result in swift action on our part."
Now that investigation has come to a close, the exonerated fighter released the following statement to MMAmania.com on the news he will be able to return to his fighting career in UFC.
"I'd like to first thank my family, friends, fans & team for the overwhelming support they have shown me during this challenging time. This 2 month period has taught me that strength truly does come from within. Sometimes saying nothing, requires more strength than saying everything. I made a conscious choice to keep quiet, comply and put my faith in the organization that has provided an amazing life for me and my family (UFC). They were forthright and honest from the beginning in stating that they took these allegations extremely seriously & were on a mission to get to the truth. I am so excited that this investigation has concluded and that I have the privilege to get back in the cage and do what i was put on this Earth to do. In closing, my children are my life, they are my heart, they are my soul. Kaleo and Keawe have been taught to show women the utmost respect and that gift of parenting with a purpose is something that i can hold my head high and continue doing with pride."