Travis Browne will compete in the biggest fight of his career this Friday night. Browne is scheduled to face Antonio Silva in the main event of UFC on FX: Browne vs. Bigfoot.
Browne (13-0-1) has earned three straight wins since a draw with Cheick Kongo in 2010. He knocked out Stefan Struve, scored a hard-fought decision over Rob Broughton, and submitted Chad Griggs.
In Silva, however, Browne will be facing his toughest challenge to date. “Bigfoot” is 16-4, but three of his four defeats have come at the hands of Cain Velasquez, Daniel Cormier and Fabricio Werdum.
“That’s one thing, I guess in a sense, (is that) I’m kind of prideful because I don’t like to talk about myself,” said Browne, in a recent interview with MMAWeekly.com. “I want to put on such a good performance that other people talk for me and that my reputation is built on what I did, and not what I said.”
Browne doesn’t like to call out a certain fighter, as he believes the UFC does a fine job in pairing fighters against one another.
“You know, Joe Silva and Dana White, the reason the UFC’s where it’s at is because of those guys and the matches they’ve made in the past. I put my trust in them. That’s kind of something you do when you sign up with the UFC, and it’s worked for me.”
Last weekend, Struve and Stipe Miocic were featured in the main event for the first time, as Struve earned a key heavyweight victory. Now, Browne gets his chance to make a statement in the UFC’s biggest division.