Travis Browne knows that beating the man who gave him his only professional defeat won't wipe the tick from his loss column, but that doesn't mean he isn't eager to even the score.
Browne lost for the first time as a mixed martial artist this October when he was knocked out by Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva in the first round of their UFC on FX 5 main event showdown.
The opening minutes of the bout took on a moderate pace before Browne tore his hamstring while attempting a head-kick. From that moment on Browne's immobility made the impending result academic and Silva closed in on his wounded prey to finish the match.
MMA Fight Corner's Heidi Fang recently spoke to Browne about the result, and the Hawaiian was not shy about making his desire for a rematch known:
I think I deserve it [a rematch]. It was just a freak accident. I fell on that kick 10,000 times and just this one time it happened to pop on me. The way I look at it is, he's the one man in the world that can stand there and say he beat me, that he beat me up, that he whupped my ass. I want that fight back. I want another shot.
While Browne is no doubt eager to return to the win column, whether it be against Silva or any other UFC heavyweight, he's still in the process of healing up from the injury he suffered at UFC on FX 5.
"I should be back training in full by mid-December and then hopefully start up a fight camp by February," explained Browne.
Based on that timeline, expect to see "Hapa" looking to build on his 4-1-1 UFC mark in spring, 2013.