Travis Browne hand x-ray released

Monday, April 21, 2014

At the UFC on FOX 11 post-fight press conference, UFC president Dana White discussed Fabricio Werdum defeat of Travis Browne in the main event.

“He picked him apart,” said White as transcribed by MMAFighting. “He fought a safe fight to guarantee he was going to get the [title shot]. I think he could have finished Travis, but Travis is a tough guy.

“My question was, how did Travis gas out two-and-a-half minutes into the first round? And they think he has a broken rib, they think he broke his rib in the first round. That would explain it. He definitely has a broken hand.”

“I don't think we saw all of Werdum's tools tonight. I think he had him hurt in the first round, and now we know he might have a broken rib which totally explains why he would gas out halfway through the first round. It's a testament to how tough that guy is. To try and fight five rounds with a broken rib, that totally makes sense.

“I think Werdum played it safe tonight to guarantee that title shot, who knows what happens when he fights Cain. Because Cain is going to come right after him 100 percent. And, I'll tell you this too, any questions about Werdum's chin probably go away after that big shot he took in that first round. He got hit with a big right hand. I thought he was done, I thought the fight was about to be over, but he came back.”

Werdum appeared at the post-fight press conference, but Browne did not. He was instead transported to the hospital.

When the Florida State Athletic Commission released the list of suspensions, there was no mention of a broken rib or hand.

However, BJJ coach Ricky Lundell posted an image clearly showing that the hand was indeed broken. 

Ricky Lundell @Rickylundell
Update on @travisbrowneMMA : Here's the hand break pic from when Browne dropped Werdum in Round 1 on #UFConFOX11 #ufc 

Ricky Lundell @Rickylundell
@travisbrowneMMA Mental toughness off the charts!!! I'm a proud #teambrowne member! 

Whos to say it was in the 1st round? @danawhite @travisbrowneMMA

Ricky Lundell @Rickylundell
Corner recording between r1 &2…haha, lol

Ricky Lundell @Rickylundell
•@arielhelwani only a coaches pride4his athletes HEART/fan update. No excuses, Werdum won.@travisbrowneMMA s truly a gritty man& Im impressed
•”@arielhelwani” Werdum beat Browne. Its no secret. And Nothing changes/belittles victory. This update is just 2give fan facts on how/when the injuries took place& 4those caring about Browne's recovery.@ufc = best fans worldwide