Travis Browne, the boyfriend of former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey, will be headlining UFC Fight Night 105 against Derrick Lewis.
Browne was rumored to have left the Glendale Fight Club and coach Edmond Tarverdyan, but the heavyweight says that isn’t true.
"He's still my coach," Browne said on 5ive Rounds Podcast. "He comes out quite a bit. He comes out every week to help. The only difference is it's not in his gym. The man has a family, he has kids. It’s one of those things, to ask another man to come out for two-three months, you just can’t do that. So this camp he’s not as big a part as he has been previously but he is still part of this camp. That’s all it was, that the location of my camp is different. When I was doing my whole camp in Los Angeles, Ricky Lundell would come out once a week, but he’s still my coach. So, it's the same thing, we're just doing it out here where I’m getting consistent work with the guys that I need to get done with... It’s just getting consistent work and having consistent bodies out here in Vegas, especially for the guy I’m facing. It’s just one of those things where as a team we felt it better for me to do the camp out here based on the bodies out here. So instead of flying guys in or constantly traveling to different places it’s better to go where the bodies are.”
Browne and the aforementioned Lewis will be headlining UFC Fight Night 105, a fight Browne accepted after a call out from Lewis.
“The guy wanted to fight me and now he’s gonna have his chance. The thing about this sport is you will be held accountable for your words come a certain date. So he called me out, and he’s gonna get the opportunity,” says Browne.
UFC Fight Night 105 takes place on Sunday, February 19 from the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada with Travis Browne and Derrick Lewis headlining.