There are a number of fearsome fighters in the heavyweight division including those who call Zuffa their professional home. Among the names instantly springing to mind when it comes to the best of the best are the likes of Daniel Cormier, Cain Velasquez, Fabricio Werdum, Josh Barnett, Alistair Overeem, and of course champion Junior dos Santos.
“I think out of the guys in the top ten, I’m probably the scariest one of them. My size is a danger, my power and my athletic ability,” explained the 6’7″ Browne in an interview with MMAFighting. “I think I pose the most danger in that division. Cain, with his grinding ability, he’s the one who for me poses the biggest threat.”
On the topic of Silva, Browne knows he has his hands full. The Brazilian behemoth holds an overall record of 16-4 with past wins over Andrei Arlovski and Fedor Emelianenko. Still, Browne believes he has what it takes to put him away early if need be or go the distance and take advantage of his conditioning.
“It’s going to be a great fight,” began Browne before focusing on the holes he sees, stating, “His size can also be to his disadvantage. He’s a little slower than he could be, and he gasses a little bit in the later rounds.”
Despite Silva’s struggles with cardio, he’s also suffered opening round knockouts in his last two tilts, providing another option for Browne in terms of victory. Nine of the 13-0-1 Browne’s wins have come by way of a strike-based stoppage (not to mention six first-frame TKOs).
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