Derrick Lewis Asks About Ronda Rousey After KO'ing Her Boyfriend Travis Browne

Steven Rondina@srondinaFeatured ColumnistFebruary 20, 2017

HALIFAX, NS - FEBRUARY 19:  Derrick Lewis celebrates after defeating Travis Browne in their heavyweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event inside the Scotiabank Centre on February 19, 2017 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
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Travis Browne had a really bad night Sunday in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

After turning in a strong performance in the first round of his UFC Fight Night 105 main event bout with Derrick Lewis, the Hawaiian—who happens to be dating Ronda Rousey—wound up on the receiving end of a vicious series of punches that stopped the fight in the second round.

Getting knocked out is tough enough, but Browne's night didn't end when the ref waved the bout to a close. That's because Lewis tore him apart in the most vicious post-fight interview in UFC history and punctuated his performance by making a quick overture toward Browne's girlfriend, former UFC champion Ronda Rousey.

He started the verbal destruction by no-selling Browne's early offense. "I just got to do a No. 2, that's all," Lewis said when asked about body kicks he absorbed in the first round. "It's not really hurting from the kick, I've just got a boo-boo."

Adding insult to injury like that was enough to make the interview a memorable one, given how fighters rarely use their camera time to say anything more than "Oh, I'll fight whomever Dana White asks me to next." But when asked about how he managed his comeback, Lewis threw verbal punches that were even harder than the ones that stopped the fight.

"I just knew I had a bigger heart than him. He calls himself a man, but he likes to put his hands on women," he responded, referencing domestic violence allegations levied against Browne by his now-ex-wife in 2015. "So forget that guy, I've got much more heart than he has."

The coup de grace came right after when he inquired as to the location of Browne's girlfriend, asking, "Where's Ronda Rousey's fine ass at?"

It doesn't get much worse than that.

Topping all this off is how Browne may be handed a pink slip over this loss. The UFC has been releasing fighters by the dozen in recent weeks, and with Hapa now riding a three-fight losing streak, he could end up on the free-agent list before long.

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