On Monday night, UFC heavyweight Travis
Browne revealed that the leg injury he sustained during his
UFC on FX 5 clash with Antonio
Silva resulted in a torn hamstring that will sideline him for
two to four months.
According to Browne, who announced the news via Twitter, surgery is
not needed to repair the injury.
“Thank you for all of your support and I apologize to my friends,
family and fans that had to see me lose that way,” Browne wrote. “I
just got out of the [doctor’s office], and they said I tore my
hamstring. I’ll be out for two to four months. Luckily no
UFC on FX 5 took place at Target Center in Minneapolis and saw
“Bigfoot” Silva hand Browne his first career defeat. Silva earned
his inaugural Octagon victory via technical knockout, first driving
Browne against the cage and attempting a takedown, which was
stopped only when “Hapa” illegally grabbed the cage. After
receiving a warning from referee Herb Dean,
Browne suffered his injury in the center of the Octagon while
looping a punch at his opponent’s head. Silva wasted no time in
pursuing his wounded foe, backing the 30-year-old up against the
cage and then unloading with a wicked right straight that put
Browne on the canvas. The former Elite XC champion finished the job
with ground-and-pound at 3:27 of the opening frame.
Prior to that setback, Browne had gone 4-0-1 in his two years as a
UFC heavyweight, posting knockouts of James
McSweeney and Stefan
Struve before outpointing Rob
Broughton one year ago. More recently, the Hawaiian kicked off
2012 with an arm-triangle finish of former Strikeforce talent
Griggs at April’s UFC 145. The win marked Browne’s first
submission victory since his third pro fight back in 2009.