UFC heavyweight Travis Browne might sport an unbeaten record in MMA including a high percentage of stoppages and four wins inside the Octagon but to hear the 30-year old tell the tale you’d never know it. Browne is set to scrap Friday night’s at UFC on FX 5 where he’ll attempt to take out Antonio Silva in headlining action. However, if he’s successful in adding Silva to his list of felled foes, don’t expect “Hapa” to call anyone out or lobby for a title-shot.
Instead, he hopes his skills will do the talking for him.
“I’m a firm believer in that. Once you start putting in your time and once you start developing into the fighter you need to develop into, other people do the talking for you,” explained Browne in an interview with MMAWeekly. “That’s one thing I guess in a sense I’m kind of prideful cause I don’t like to talk about myself. I want to put on such a good performance that other people talk for me and that my reputation is built on what I did and not what I said.”
While Browne certainly doesn’t deny how well he’s done thus far in his career, he also credits his bosses at the UFC as being equally important to his achievements inside the Octagon.
“They’ve put me in a position to succeed and I’ve just taken advantage of the time that they’ve given me,” he humbly stated.
Browne is 13-0-1 in his career with the lone blemish involving a Draw against Cheick Kongo. Eleven of his wins have involved some form of finish with nine knockouts and past victories over the likes of Chad Griggs and Stefan Struve.
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