Dana White isn’t one to beat around the bush.
So when the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) president was asked about Travis Browne’s fighting future following his submission loss to Aleksei Oliynyk at last night’s (Sat., July 8, 2017) UFC 213 event in Las Vegas, Nevada (see it), he didn’t bite his tongue.
His words during the post-fight press conference (video replay here):
“Yeah it’s crazy. Travis Browne was one of those guys right before the I would say the ‘Bigfoot’ fight, even the ‘Bigfoot’ fight he got injured, he blew his hamstring or something weird happened to him in that fight. The guy looked like he would be a world champion. This is one of those sports where you never know. One minute you’re absolutely unbeatable and unstoppable, and the next minute you can’t win a fight. I think that Travis should retire.”
Short, sweet and to the point.
The loss for “Hapa” marked his fourth straight in the Heavyweight division, though they didn’t exactly come against bench-warmers, losing to the likes of former champions Fabricio Werdum, Cain Velasquez and hard-hitting up-and-comer Derrick Lewis.
Indeed, at 34 years of age, Browne is at a crossroads in his combat career, which could very well see him competing for another organization in the future should UFC decide to part ways with him. White’s suggestion comes a few weeks after he stated that Ronda Rousey — Browne’s fiancee’ — was likely done fighting in mixed martial arts (MMA), as well.
For more UFC 213 results and play-by-play coverage click here.