UFC 130: Travis Browne Excited To Be On The Main Card Once Again, Looking To Defeat Stefan Struve In The Stand-Up
UFC heavyweight slugger, Travis Browne has been giving his thoughts on appearing on another main card for the Las Vegas based promotion as they head home for UFC 130 later this month, as well as revealing part of his game plan to deal with a rather tricky opponent on the night.
Speaking via MMAJunkie.com, Browne said:
"Coming off my last fight, it was fairly disappointing, and Iâ€™m definitely looking forward to coming out and showing what I have. Being on the main card is always exciting. One, youâ€™re on the main card. And two, when youâ€™re actually in the arena, thatâ€™s when everyone actually shows up. Not everyone is there for the prelims and stuff like that, but when youâ€™re on the main card, itâ€™s like everybody is there and all eyes are on you. Itâ€™s time to rock and roll, and Iâ€™m excited about that."
Browne then spoke about his opponent at UFC 130, Stefan Struve, and the interesting problem "The Skyscraper" offers with his six-foot-eleven frame.
"We got some guys that are fairly close. It helps to have the taller, rangier type of fighter who fights not so much like a power striker or power fighter, but someone who uses their length and angles to set up their strikes and kicks. We have a couple guys that are lengthy as well that are good in jiu jitsu. So, itâ€™s definitely going to help having those guys on board for this camp."
"You canâ€™t take that guys heart away from him. No matter what you do to him, heâ€™s going to try to finish youm and thatâ€™s something you have to admire about him. At the same time, I donâ€™t feel that heâ€™s fought a striker thatâ€™s quite like me. Heâ€™s fought big guys, as in Sean McCorkle and Christian Morecraft, but one of the great strikers he has fought is Junior Dos Santos, and we saw what happened in that fight. Those other big guys, theyâ€™re not strikers."
"So going into this fight, I think I have heavier hands than both of his last opponents, and I think thatâ€™s going to be where I shine is (in) the standup."
Browne muscled his way to a lacklustre draw against Chieck Kongo at UFC 120 in October and will be looking to get back to winning ways and fast. He was successful in his octagon debut, defeating James McSweeney via first round TKO. Stay tuned to MMABay for more build-up to this one as it comes in.
Article By Michael Pepper