Travis Browne: On His Career, Training and Jon Jones

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Updated: July 24, 2012

Travis Browne is training for his next fight and this time it will be on August 4 at UFC on Fox 4. His opponent, Ben Rothwell, a heavyweight fighter with an impressive 32 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws on his card.

He was featured at Sherdog Radio Network’s Jordan Breen Show and he commented on his career, his preparation, training and of course training with Jon Jones. Here is his interview:

Regarding his career, Browne said: “There were two fights in my career that really stand out to me and made me realize what I have to do. The first one was Cheick Kongo. That one, it really opened up my eyes and showed me that, Trav, you’re not the biggest and baddest around. There’s other guys that can take your punches…you need to turn it on and become more skillful.”

He also mentions his fight with Rob Broughton where he learned to be at his best 24/7 and every day of the year. He added: “I don’t feel like he should have been able to stay in that cage for longer than five minutes with me, and he went three five-minute rounds with me. To me, I let myself down. I let my kids down. I let my family and my friends down and the fans because this is what I choose to do… I choose to do this and I’m going to be the best that I can be.”

Browne wants to be the best fighter in MMA and that money and fame is just second compared to becoming the best in his craft. And as he mentions training with Jon Jones, he said: “It’s a blessing. There’s times that, say, he’s sparring and I’m sitting on the outside waiting for my turn and I just like to watch him…being in the same camp as a guy like Jon Hones and watching him perform in the cage on a daily bases, it does nothing but help me.”

And his comments on his opponent Ben Rothwell for the upcoming event, he said that he expects him to be the best that he could be. He is sure that both of them will be the best fighters that the crowd will ever see on August 4 and it is going to be a great fight. “I will show people what it means to be a true heavyweight.”

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