UFC heavyweight Travis Browne suffered the first loss of his career last week when Antonio Silva stopped him with strikes in the opening round of their UFC on FX 5 headliner. However, prior to being put away it appeared Browne suffered a serious leg injury, leaving fans more concerned for his long-term health than the effect on his unbeaten record.
Browne provided an update on his condition earlier today by way of Twitter where he revealed he had indeed been injured but wouldn’t be out for an extended period of time as some may have feared would be the case.
“They said I tore my hamstring,” wrote the 30-year old. “I’ll be out 2-4 months. Luckily no surgery. Thank you again for your support. I’ll be back stronger!”
The 13-1-1 Browne is seen as one of the brightest up-and-comers in the division based on his blend of size, power, speed, and technique. Prior to his recent defeat he’d won a trio of consecutive clashes including first-frame finishes of Chad Griggs and Stefan Struve.
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