Fighting a man six-feet-11-inches tall, it took Travis Browne a little while to find his rhythm in the stand-up game at UFC 130 on Saturday night. But find it he did.
As Stefan â€œSkyscraperâ€ Struve looked to launch a knee at him, Browne timed his counter right hand, launching into Struve at just the right moment, laying him out cold.
It was a wonderful victory for Browne, but in more ways than one. Browne wanted to and did dedicate his victory to one of his best friendsâ€™ dad. When Browne fell on hard times, his buddyâ€™s family took him in, unofficially adopting him. It obviously had a tremendous impact on Browne, who was near tears again as he recounted the story at the UFC 130 postfight press conference.
His friendâ€™s father has been struggling with a condition called neuropathy, which leaves him in a constant state of pain. Browne canâ€™t stop the pain, but being able to dedicate his victory to a man that has helped him so much, obviously meant a lot to him.
Article by: MMAJunkie.com