Travis Browne (nickname – Hapa) is an American mixed martial artist who signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in 2010. Travis went undefeated in his first 14 professional bouts.
He was born on July 17, 1982, in Oahu, Hawaii, USA.
His father passed away when he was 10 years old.
While attending high school in San Diego, Browne played basketball.
At age 26, he started Brazilian jiu-jitsu, a self-defense system that prides itself on being known as the “gentle art.”
In addition to Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Travis started to train in boxing.
In March 2010, Travis signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship, the largest MMA promotion company in the world.
Travis made his debut against English mixed martial artist James McSweeney. He won the fight via TKO at 4:32 of the 1st round.
He faced Dutch mixed martial artist Stefan Struve on May 28, 2011, at UFC 130. Browne won the fight via superman punch KO in the 1st round.
On October 5, 2012, Travis faced Brazilian professional kickboxer, Antônio Silva. It was his first professional loss.
On April 13, 2013, Travis knocked out Gabriel Gonzaga (a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt fighter who earned UFC Knockout of the Year honors in 2007) with elbow strikes – earning his 2nd Ultimate Fighting Championship Knockout of the Night honor.
On August 17, 2013, Travis faced Alistair Overeem, a Dutch mixed martial artist who hold world titles in both K-1 kickboxing and MMA at the same time. Browne won via knockout.
On May 23, 2015, he lost a fight vs Andrei Arlovski.
On January 17, 2016, Travis won a fight against Matt Mitrione in the third round.
On July 8, 2017, he faced Alexey Oleynik, a Ukrainian-born Russian mixed martial artist, who is the only fighter to win a UFC fight via Ezekiel choke (“sleeve wheel constriction”). Browne lost the fight via submission in the 2nd round.
It was his last fight to date.
In January 2015, Travis Browne married Jenna Renee Webb, a fitness and swimwear model from San Diego. As a model, Webb has graced the pages of many magazines, including – Muscle & Fitness, Sports Illustrated, Shape, and Maxim.
In July 2015, Jenna has accused Travis of physical abuse. Additionally, she has posted photos on social media of the injuries she allegedly received from the mixed martial artist.
Soon, Travis was removed from the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s International Fight Week events pending an investigation.
Travis has stated that he never touched his wife. In his own words:
“Have I ever gotten physical towards her? No, absolutely not.”
On August 28, 2015, the Ultimate Fighting Championship reinstated Travis when their investigation found “inconclusive evidence” in the domestic violence inquiry.
Webb never pressed charges against the fighter, saying that she did not want to have his children taken away from him or negatively affect his UFC career.
“Honestly, I feel a little betrayed. If those are your reasons for lying, but then you don’t press charges, you don’t try to do things the right way.”
They divorced on February 21, 2016.
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In 2015, Browne started dating Ronda Rousey.
At that time he was still married to Webb.
During an interview, Travis said:
”Dating is for children. Dating is for kids. Over the summer, through all the s### that I had to shuffle through, that I had to sift through, Ronda and I started talking and I’ll say now that we are together.”
Ronda Rousey said:
“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.”
In April 2017, during a vacation in New Zealand, he proposed to Ronda.
On August 26, 2017, Travis Browne married Ronda Rousey in Hawaii.
Note – Ronda Rousey is a mixed martial artist who started her MMA career with 12 straight wins. Her mother, AnnMaria De Mars, was a Judo artist.
He has two children, Keawe and Kaleo, with a woman named Erin.
Brown is 6′ 7″ (2.01 m) tall.
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”Once I stopped with the excuses, my life has changed.”
”Outside the ring, I work hard when I train and I spend as much time as I can with my family when I’m not training.”
”If I want to win a title I have to beat the champion myself, I don’t have teammates inside the ring.”
”You can’t deny somebody that just digs down as deep as they can.”
”You have to be willing to work harder and sacrifice more than most to become one of the top fighters.”
”We all have trials and tribulations and that shows who we are as a person.”
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His nickname, Hapa, is a Hawaiian term indicating an individual who is mixed blood.
In 2009, Travis began his professional career, fighting in smaller organizations such as:
- King of the Cage;
- Gladiator Challenge;
- Bellator Fighting Championships.
Travis Browne – Net Worth
Browne earned most of his wealth from fighting, especially in the UFC. Also, he sells merch on fanatics.com/mma/travis-browne-t-shirts. In addition, he has an Instagram account with over 277,000 followers on which he publishes paid posts. Therefore, Travis Browne has an estimated net worth of $1 million.
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