Travis Browne will be entering the octagon this coming February to battle fellow top ten heavyweight Derrick Lewis at UFC 208. The fight came about after Lewis called out Browne, which according to Browne, made things personal.
"He's looking up and down the top 10 for the easiest fight and choosing my name. I don't know how much more personal it gets than that. I'm not usually one to talk trash, and I do respect him as a fighter, but you want to test yourself, buddy? I'm your man. I'll show you what this s**t is all about up here,” Browne said to ESPN.
The last time that MMA fans saw Browne inside the octagon was against former UFC Heavyweight Champion Fabricio Werdum at UFC 203, a fight that will most likely be remembered for the disgusting finger dislocation that Browne suffered during the fight.
"That was the weirdest sensation I've ever had in a fight. I looked down and saw a bone popping out of my hand. When that happens, and there's a dude trying to take your head off, I didn't know what to do. I got a timeout I maybe wasn't supposed to. I don't know what to tell you. Going into that fight, I was ready to f**king scrap, get down, ugly, go after it. And then that weird s**t happens, it took the wind out of my sails,” Browne said.
UFC 208 takes place on Saturday, February 11 from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York with no headliners announced as of yet.