Fabricio Werdum put a beat down on Travis Browne at UFC on FOX 11 last month. During the course of the fight, as Werdum felt more comfortable, he began toying with and taunting Browne. With the unanimous decision win, Werdum earned himself a shot at the UFC Heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez.
Though while Browne said he was too distracted to notice Werdum’s antics the first time around — which included Werdum shouting, throwing his hands up, pointing to the floor, or begging Browne to jump into his guard — upon a second viewing, the 31-year-old American not only noticed them, but found the endless parade of theatrics to be highly disrespectful.
“Watching the fight back, it’s motivating,” Browne flatly said. “I saw some things (from Werdum) that I’m not okay with.”
“It was one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to deal with,” Browne said of the loss in closing. “Because everything aside, I don’t make excuses. Werdum whooped my ass, and that’s what I had to come to terms to. He just straight up kicked my ass. It doesn’t matter about injuries.
Browne is still nursing his ribs and left hand, but he will likely be back inside the Octagon before the end of 2014.