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Travis Browne who hasn’t spoken about the domestic violence accusations since they came up in June of 2015. Monday (10/12/15) Browne went on The MMA Hour podcast with Ariel Helwani to discuss the accusations from his estranged wife Jenna Webb.
“If I threw rocks at every dog that barked, I would not get to where I’m going, that’s part of being in the public eye. Unfortunately, not everybody understands that.” “Have I ever gotten physical towards her? No, absolutely not. Like I said, there’s circumstances surrounding all this. That’s up to her and her family to deal with. I’m back to fighting. The results speak for themselves.”
In July Webb went on Instagram and posted pictures of the bruises stating Browne gave them to her. She later went on social media and confirmed the accusations to which Browne denied. Once the accusations made it to the light the UFC suspended Browne for International Fight Week while an investigation was done on the ordeal. In late August the results of the investigation came back with no evidence of Browne abusing Webb.
“I think people have the wrong idea about the investigation that the UFC put on. A lot of people feel like it was an investigation to clear me, which that is the farthest thing from the truth. The whole point of that investigation was to find the truth. I’m a lot of things, I can be an a**hole, I can be mean. But putting my hands on a woman is absolutely not in me. That goes against everything in my DNA as a human being. The general public may not have an understanding about me and what I do, how I feel about my children, how I feel about my family, how protective I am over my family and children. They just see a big guy in a cage that fights, that knocks people out or this and that.”
“I’ve moving onward and upward, It was a bump in the road and it was a very unfortunate situation. The truth has come to light. In a sense, the truth will set you free. Even though it’s in the court of public opinion, people are just headline hunting instead of educating themselves.”
Browne who is now reinstated with the UFC is currently slated to face the longtime UFC Heavyweight Matt Mitrione at UFC Dillashaw x Cruz is looking to put all these accusations behind him and move on in his MMA career.
Browne who has also confirmed being in a relationship with UFC Women’s Bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has also helped with moving past the accusations. For more info on the relationship between the two CLICK HERE.
– Don “Babyface” Manos