Travis Browne Not Buying Into Alistair Overeem’s Experience Being a Factor in Their Fight

August 16, 2013
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11-Travis-Browne-TUF-17-Finale-w-478x270UFC heavyweight Travis Browne arrived in the UFC in 2010 and has gone 5-1-1 in his seven fights with the organization.  He takes on his biggest named opponent and toughest test to date at UFC Fight Night 26: Shogun vs. Sonnen on Saturday in Alistair Overeem.

During the lead-up to the event – that coincides with the launch of the Fox Sports 1 channel – Overeem has said that his experience is going to play a big factor in the fight.

The bout with Browne will be Overeem’s fiftieth mixed martial arts fight.  He also has fourteen kickboxing bouts, including winning the 2010 K-1 World Grand Prix.  Browne made his professional mixed martial arts debut in 2009 and has sixteen fights of experience.

“On paper it makes sense, but I’ve been fighting with guys that have three times as much experience as I do my entire career,” said Browne on a recent media conference call.

“I’ve had to learn fast. I’ve kind of come up the hard way in this sport and just a sense of my training partners and my coaches and that’s been something that I’ve been having to deal with since day one.”

Browne believes Overeem’s experience is being given too much credence.

“We’ll see on Saturday. Unless he throws something at me that I’ve never seen before, I’m not too sure that experience is really going to be the X-factor in the fight,” he said.

“As far as Alistair goes, he’s got a great fan base, he’s a great name fighter, and I look forward to competing against him.”

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  • Ian Price

    I love Travis. Hope he wins

  • Oswald Cobblepott

    This just in…the Reems glass jaw says it will play a factor as well.

    • Werdoomb

      more like glass jaw + glass heart.

      To be honest, I haven’t really seen Browne fight. And I know that he KOed Gonzaga and Struve, and had a weird loss against Bigfoot.

      I am betting on Browne. Reem will not be able to out muscle him and he has enough KO power to pose a threat.

      The question mark here for me is Browne’s athleticism. And I don’t know anything about that because I haven’t been following him. But if he was able to beat Giggs, Gonzaga, and Struve the way he did, I am sure he can’t be un-athletic.

      • TheCerealKiller

        Holy crap! You running around web site calling everyone an “N” word but you don’t know anything about Browne? He’s a stud. He pulled his hammy in the Bigfoot fight, otherwise he would have smashed him.

        • Werdoomb

          what does calling others “N” and knowing Browne have to do with each other you tard.

          Browne is relatively new to the sport.

          If I were talking about an earlier UFC fighter, then your criticism would have made sense.

          So dooomb.

          • TheCerealKiller

            He’s been in the UFC for two and a half years you Troglodyte. New relative to Fedor I guess.

          • John Bunch

            He’s just asking you to man up, that’s all. You failed, no biggie. But you are amusing.

      • shakejunt

        betting on someone you haven’t watched? that’s doomb

  • Cereal Killer

    Travis by KO!

    • Werdoomb

      Travis is your boyfriend?

      • shakejunt

        that was a doomb comment

  • ElbowSlice

    I like Travis. I think he has a great future ahead of him. But I see Reem taking this one decisively. Reem definitely has the skill and the physical stature to beat anyone, much less Browne. His problem in his most recent past was his overconfident attitude. After losing to BigFoot, I think he’s been humbled. I say we’ll see a man who is all about his business. And when Reem is on, he’s a beast. TKO Round 2.

    • abe lincoln

      You mean when Reem is on “the juice” he’s a beast? (see what i did there?). Honestly, if you saw the weigh-in today, you will notice he’s way smaller. It’s hard for a healthy guy to lose a boatload of muscle tone AND 8lbs in 1.5 years without something being amiss, especially when he talks about all the hard work he has put in. Lesnar fight=263lbs, today=255lbs. Below is a comparison, I’d say we will continue to see Reem decline physically till his body levels off. His performances will take a hit as well, as we saw against Bigfoot.

      • Ks mma

        Still looks like a monster to me.

  • bajafox

    This should be a relatively easy fight for Browne. Just let Overeem think he’s winning for 2 rounds and when he starts show boating in the third punch him in the face and add a W to your resumè

    • shakejunt

      yeah that was bigfoot’s strategy and it should be browne’s too


      browne is a live dog for sure, but let’s stop pretending overeem isn’t legitimate top 10.

  • shakejunt

    let’s go happa

  • abe lincoln

    Travis by tko rd 2. Reem will tire from all the movement in rd 1, travis at 235 is a very athletic 6’7″ athelete. Fireworks for the Brown coming out party, sorry Reem nut huggers.