With ten of MMA’s top heavyweights scheduled to scrap at UFC 146 the odds are decent in terms of one potentially going down due to injury in the next few weeks during the final build towards the May 26 event. Given the unique situation, it appears Travis Browne is betting man and is gearing up in case a replacement is needed at the last minute.
According to Browne’s manager via MMAWeekly, “Hapa” has hit the gym to prepare for a potential call from the Zuffa brass.
The 29-year old Browne is 13-0-1 with eleven stoppages and his lone blemish involving a Draw against Cheick Kongo. He has won three fights since including a pair of first-frame finishes against Stefan Struve and most recently Chad Griggs less than ten days ago at UFC 145.
UFC 146 is headlined by Frank Mir facing Junior dos Santos in hopes of dethroning the divisional king with the other quartet of heavyweight pairings on the main card involving Cain Velasquez-Antonio Silva, Struve-Mark Hunt, Roy Nelson-Gabriel Gonzaga, and Shane Del Rosario-Stipe Miocic.
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