Rumors have been swirling for a while that Ronda Rousey was dating fellow UFC fighter Travis Browne, but now we have confirmation that the relationship is real. First, Travis talked about it on The MMA Hour. And shortly after, Ronda released a statement to ESPN:
“I don’t talk about my personal life much. That’s why it’s called ‘personal life.’ It’s true that Travis and I are in a relationship. I’ve really enjoyed the time we have spent together and getting to know one another. And that’s all I’m going to say about it.”
That may be all Ronda will say, but the Internet will surely fill the void with many questions and potentially incorrect answers. So, in the interest of informing you fully on who exactly Travis Browne is and what he’s all about, we’ve prepared a little primer for you.
Travis Browne: UFC Heavyweight
First and foremost, Travis ‘Hapa’ Browne is a mixed martial artist who has been competing in the UFC heavyweight (206-265 pound) division for the past five years. His record stands at 17-3-1 with his only losses coming to champion Fabricio Werdum, Bigfoot Silva, and Andrei Arlovski. When it comes to his wins, he’s got something in common with Ronda Rousey — he tends to win fast, and in brutal fashion. Thirteen of his 17 wins have come in the first round, mostly via knockout. Eight were in the first two minutes, and two were in 10 seconds flat.