TUF Finale: Post Fight Interview With The Undefeated Travis Browne

Joshua CareySenior Analyst IJune 20, 2010

The UFC aired live from the Palms in Las Vegas, Nevada for the Ultimate Fighter Season 11 Finale.


On the card, heavyweight, Travis Browne (10-0) made his organizational debut against TUF veteran James McSweeney in the first fight of the evening which was later aired after the main event.


The result was a first round TKO (Punches) and an impressive debut for the Alliance trained fighter.


Prior to the fight McSweeney had spoken about Browne not facing anyone like him yet, and did so on multiple occasions, and Travis had the following to say regarding the pre-fight talk.


“Yeah, I mean that’s always going to be said. When it comes down to it and we’re all just men, once you realize that then there’s nothing that’s going to stop you.”


Nothing was in Browne’s way to stop him at the Finale and the Alliance trained fighter knew he had the skills and abilities to be successful.


“I know I’m skillful and capable of finishing fights. Usually when people say stuff like that, it’s because they’re not confident in their ability and they’re trying to get into my head. My whole thing is to stay humble and stay confident in my abilities.”


The humble attitude comes from his entire team at Alliance MMA that is run by coach Eric Del Fierro.


In addition, Browne has the pleasure of being training partners with multiple fighters that are in the UFC and you may recognize a few of their names.


“Besides Brandon Vera and Wade Shipp, I’d say we’re all just up and comers you know. I think that when you’re an up and comer and you have any kind of ego coming into a gym then there’s going to hard days ahead of you but in our gym we have so many good training partners,” Browne explained.


“We have Brandon Vera, Phil Davis, Joey Beltran, Wade Shipp, Casey Ryan, and we always have good guys coming in like the Nogueira brothers, Dos Santos, and it’s just amazing the training partners we have.”


With a solid team behind him, Browne is a bright prospect in the UFC’s heavyweight division. Tonight he picked up the biggest win of his career and is excited for a long career in the organization.


“This fight meant a lot to me, I was given the opportunity to show what I’m made of. Even though I don’t feel like I lived up to my potential it was a win against a game opponent,” Travis said.


"There are big things ahead of me, I’m looking forward to who they offer up next and a very prosperus career in the UFC. I’m a loyal person and this is where I want to be and where I want to stay.”


In closing Browne gave thanks to the coaches and people who helped him along the way to victory.


“My strength and conditioning coach (Andy Schnadig), without him I wouldn’t of been able to push through the round like I did. That guy has totally changed my game from February 09’ and I really owe him a lot,” Browne added.


“Thanks to, coach Eric Del Fierro, Billy Scheibe, Nick Steffon, Master Lloyd (Irvin) has been over here helping me out, my manager Jeff Clark, all my friends and family,  the people that are really close to me that have helped me out and Dana White and Joe Silva.”