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Travis Browne had to wait in line.

Despite delivering one of the only highlight-reel clips of UFC 130 – and getting the bonus to show for it – the 29-year-old former K-9 trainer sat patiently on the post-event press conference dais while the cards headliners explained a lackluster showing.

Browne (11-0-1 MMA, 2-0-1 UFC) was one of only two that dressed up for the occasion, wearing a button-down shirt and tie. (Brian Stann took it a step further and wore a suit jacket.) But he eventually got his moment, and not just with the knockout.

The 6-foot-11 Stefan Struve provided the content for Browne's highlight reel when he lunged in with a knee and caught a right to the jaw that put him horizontal to the mat before he landed there. Browne pounced and delivered follow-up punishment, but there was no need.

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Post #1   6/1/11 9:47:57AM   

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Struve needs to start fighting tall and make use of his range... and Borwne would only get brown shorts if he fought someone in the top 10

Post #2   6/1/11 9:50:46AM   

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I don't think i would call him the most dangerous heavyweight in the division. I would have to disagree with the article.
I would agree though that he is fighting well and on his way up the ladder.

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I agree with the assessment of Struve but Browne I would say is definitely a threat just because of his size and hes tough...

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Posted by kingsmasher

I agree with the assessment of Struve but Browne I would say is definitely a threat just because of his size and hes tough...

threat yes... but can you really see him hangin with JDS Carwin, Cain or Mir?

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Posted by Jekyll


Posted by kingsmasher

I agree with the assessment of Struve but Browne I would say is definitely a threat just because of his size and hes tough...

threat yes... but can you really see him hangin with JDS Carwin, Cain or Mir?



I'm not sure yet. You kind of have to lean towards no with any newer face unless they look like Jon Jones, but he has size and seems fairly athletic. After his next fight we will know a whole lot more as I expect he's going to have a pretty tough fight.

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He's definitely not the most dangerous heavyweight in the division. If he keeps improving he could be one day but he's no where near now. He beat Struve, not Cain or JDS or even Carwin. Hell, he would have lost to Kongo if Kongo didn't lose a point.

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he won me some nice money on that last fight..thanks travis

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Posted by Jekyll

Struve needs to start fighting tall and make use of his range... and Borwne would only get brown shorts if he fought someone in the top 10



Struve needs to shrink into his stance and tuck his chin. He also would benifit from moving his head once or twice a fight.

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He's not the most dangerous heavyweight at the moment, but nothing says he couldn't be in the future, only time will tell. I've been very impressed with him, honestly. Look at Junior. Everyone thought he was brought in to be the sacrificial lamb for Werdum, and no one knew the potential he had.

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I like Browne and I still think that he should have won against Kongo, even without the point deduction.

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He's a decent heavyweight - nothing more.

He wades in throwing haymakers - in that division, if you aren't too good with head movement you're gonna get caught.

Every heavyweight, with one or two exceptions, is potentially dangerous in this respect, that doesn't mean they are a legit contender or have achieved status in the division.

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Posted by moob

He's a decent heavyweight - nothing more.

He wades in throwing haymakers - in that division, if you aren't too good with head movement you're gonna get caught.

Every heavyweight, with one or two exceptions, is potentially dangerous in this respect, that doesn't mean they are a legit contender or have achieved status in the division.



I kinda have to agree with Moob on this one. He could potentially be great but so could a lot of other heavyweights. Struve is an awesome win, don't get me wrong but he gets hit too much for his own good. I don't think he'll ever earn himself a title shot but I've been wrong many times before.

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Travis needs to work on his cardio to be a legit threat to the top tier of the division. he was gassed near the end of round 2 vs Kongo and started to look sluggish and kept his hands down low around the time of the KO vs Struve.

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He seems like a decent offensive stirker. He's aggressive and throws with power. His defense is weak though. Basically just minimal head movement. I'm also not anywhere near convinced he's a good enough grappler to be a top HW. Cain, Mir, Carwin, and Lesnar would all make quick work of him on the ground.

As for struve.... he's just not very good. He keeps his hands low and his chin straight up. The reason he gets away with it sometimes is because he's so tall its hard for people to reach his chin. On the ground he's not much better. Its just that his length allows him to lock up subs other people would never get. In his fight with Browne he threw that silly jump knee he likes so much early in the first. I immediately said, "He can't do that with Browne. Browne is tall enough to reach his chin." Then he did it again and got knocked out. Why? His hands were down and his chin wasn't tucked.

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