Travis Browne 'embraces the idea' of Alistair Overeem joining Team Greg Jackson

Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Travis Browne thinks that training with fellow UFC Heavyweight Alistair Overeem at Team Greg Jackson will be a case of "iron sharpening iron."

Travis Browne KO'd Alistair Overeem last August in Boston but know he says he's more than happy to welcome the Dutch Heavyweight to Team Greg Jackson in New Mexico. Per MMA Junkie:

"I actually embrace the idea. When you have top athletes that are in the same weight class, sometimes they can butt heads, but the way I look at it is iron sharpening iron. If the stars ever align again and him and I meet in the cage, then it will be an even better fight than it was last time.

"If you personally don't get along with somebody, that doesn't mean they can't help you professionally. I've personally never had any issues with Overeem, and professionally, I've never had any issues with him. For me, what would concern me is if we had a professional beef. But there hasn't been any of the sort, so we'll just be here to push each other to be the best in the world.

"Just having somebody there to push you when you need it is great. It's not going to be about just me benefitting from this. He's going to learn a lot too being out here at Jackson's."

The Jackson-Winkeljohn camp is short of Heavyweights following the departure of Shawn Jordan. Browne faces Fabricio Werdum in a title eliminator bout at UFC on Fox 11 this coming Saturday.

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