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Travis Browne has no sympathy for fighters complaining about pay

Travis Browne has no sympathy for fighters complaining about pay

Despite his relative success in the Octagon, UFC heavyweight Travis Browne won’t be breaking the bank anytime soon. However, he won’t be complaining about his financial status either no matter how far he may be from living a life of luxury.

Browne recently spoke with MMAJunkie where he admitted he had a hard time relating to fighters who express issues with the amount of money being brought home after a bout.

“Everybody has a choice. You don’t have to fight. You don’t have to be in this business, just like if I want to wake up and eat oatmeal instead of cream of wheat, it’s my choice,” said Browne. “I’m doing alright for myself, and I’m taking care of my family. I know what I’m getting myself into. It’s not like their promising me a million and giving me 10 grand. I signed on the dotted line, and I’m doing what I want to do. I’m able to take care of my family and provide, and that’s success for me.”

“If you want to fight, this is what’s promised to you. If you agree to it, then I don’t feel like you have the right to go back and say, ‘They’re not paying me that much.’ You agreed to it. This is your job,” he concluded. “I think that some guys may forget about that a little bit.”

The 14-1-1 Browne will bring home his next paycheck in mid-August when he faces Alistair Overeem at UFC on FS 1.