UFC 181: Travis Browne Hopes to Lock up Title Shot, Wants to Make Brendan Schaub Pay For Recent Statements
By FCF Staff
After Travis Browne was decisioned by Fabricio Werdum in April, the heavyweight is looking to get back on track at UFC 181, and make Brendan Schaub pay for some recent statements.
Prior to facing Werdum, Browne worked his way to the top of the promotion’s rankings by scoring consecutive KO wins over Alistair Overeem, Josh Barnett and Gabriel Gonzaga. While attending a Q&A session this weekend in Halifax, Browne had this to say about what he hopes to accomplish at UFC 181 (quote via MMA Fighting.com):
“I’m not looking past Brendan Schaub at all,” said Browne. “Everything goes my way, I get past this guy, I want to fight for the title. I’ve never asked for anything from the UFC. I’ve never asked for a certain fight. For me, I can’t wait to fight for that title and losing to Werdum has made it that much more of a priority on my list. Moving forward and making the changes that I needed to make to fight for the title.”
Browne also said he would stop short of knocking out Schaub, so that he can show the heavyweight “what it feels like” to go three rounds with him. “Hapa” offered that response when asked to weigh in on Schaub’s recent statements, about Browne’s decision to leave Jackson’s MMA.
Browne is preparing for the December 6th bout with Ronda Rousey’s coach, Edmond Tarverdyan. While appearing on an episode of “The Joe Rogan Experience” last month, Schaub argued that Browne’s decision was not the right move to make.
Schaub has spent time training out of both Jackson’s MMA and Rousey’s camp.
UFC 181 will be hosted by the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.