Travis Browne resumes training, could be ready to fight by November
AUG 13, 2014 7:39p ET
It's been awhile since we've seen Travis Browne. But it shouldn’t be much longer.
UFC Tonight's Ariel Helwani reported Wednesday that Browne resumed training three weeks ago after recovering from a broken hand and broken rib he sustained in a loss to Fabricio Werdum in April. The 6-foot-7 heavyweight should be 100 percent by the end of September and hopes to return no earlier than November.
Browne (16-2-1) is coming off that unanimous decision loss to Werdum at UFC Fight Night on FOX in Orlando. Werdum dominated that bout, which was a title eliminator. A victory would have earned Browne a title shot against Cain Velasquez. Instead, Werdum will challenge the champion at UFC 180 on Nov. 15 in Mexico City.
Browne, 32, who trains out of Jackson-Winkeljohn MMA in Albuquerque, N.M., is still ranked No. 3 among UFC heavyweight contenders. It's unclear who we would meet in his return bout, but someone like No. 15 Brendan Schaub, also coming off a loss, would make sense.