Browne a free agent


Travis Browne has won three consecutive bouts in the UFC's heavyweight division and will likely next fight Fabricio Werdum to determine the number one contender. Browne however is in a unique position in that he fought the last fight of UFC contract in his last bout versus Barnett. It is likely a matter of negotiating a new contract, but Browne is technically a free agent:

“There’s no deal done between the UFC and Travis Browne right now, but all the talks that have been had up to this point indicate that we will be getting something done in the very near future, and they’ve always been fair with Travis,” said John Fosco of VFD Marketing, who’s represented the fighter since 2010.

Browne knocked out Barnett with vicious elbows at this past month’s UFC 168 event. Prior to the bout, the UFC confirmed that the winner would fight Werdum, who previously was designated the No. 1 contender before champion Cain Velasquez (13-1 MMA, 11-1 UFC) was benched with a shoulder injury.

Werdum today told that the title eliminator would be a five-round headliner and is targeted for March, so time is of the essence for the Browne camp.

“The UFC would like the deal done yesterday,” said Fosco, who added Browne “wants to be a UFC champion” when asked whether he was free to entertain offers from other promotions.

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Allen Hood site profile image  

1/9/14 10:43 PM by Allen Hood

People looks for the green checks. I could care less.

SevenLeggedSpider site profile image  

1/9/14 8:38 PM by SevenLeggedSpider

Back in the UFC? He technically hasn't left.

inf0 site profile image  

1/9/14 8:37 PM by inf0

lol at thinking that meme post was an insult to Browne.. internet message boards be hard yo!  

inf0 site profile image  

1/9/14 8:37 PM by inf0

voted up  

Tankhead site profile image  

1/9/14 8:35 PM by Tankhead

Nope! And his simple ass voted me down for it. Lol!Browne is game as fuck. Dude will be back in the UFC and fighting for the belt before we know it.

UGCTT_CloudStrife site profile image  

1/9/14 8:19 PM by UGCTT_CloudStrife

I agree with you that he isn't getting by Cain and that other promotions would benefit greatly from adding him to their roster but the other heavyweights would have to leave and join on their own. If he walks away from the tough comp and then calls out the tougher comp he looks bad imo.

FETT_the geek site profile image  

1/9/14 8:18 PM by FETT_the geek


SevenLeggedSpider site profile image  

1/9/14 8:09 PM by SevenLeggedSpider

I see what you're saying CloudStrife.  But it would perhaps entice other free agents to jump ship.   If a 2nd tier promotion wants to get credability, they need to get a top credible fighter, pay him well, promote the shit out of him.  The risk/reward is arguably too risky though.

UGCTT_CloudStrife site profile image  

1/9/14 7:04 PM by UGCTT_CloudStrife

He would look pretty foolish leaving the UFC for easier competition to then call out the UFC and their heavyweights.

TwentyNineTwentyEight site profile image  

1/9/14 3:29 PM by TwentyNineTwentyEight