Travis Browne will not be training with Edmond Taverdyan at the Glenadale Fighting Club in preparation for his UFC 208 fight against Derrick Lewis. Instead, he will be at the Black House gym in Los Angeles, reports have claimed.
Talks initially circulated in Reddit forums and various sites, and was confirmed by Canada’s The Fight Network on Thursday.
Prior to his move to GFC in 2014, Browne was a member of the renowned Jackson-Winklejohn stable out of their Albuquerque, New Mexico academy. His decision to leave the star-studded gym was criticized by many, including striking coach Mike Winklejohn, who claimed that Browne “put all his eggs in one basket” for going to a “boxing coach” and trying to “learn just that style.”
Recently, fellow heavyweight Ben Rothwell also ripped on Browne, stating the move was mainly a “financial thing” and that he switched camps and “found a sugar mama” in his current girlfriend, Ronda Rousey.
Browne has not yet commented on the said decision, and whether or not it is connected to the bankruptcy case involving GFC and Taverdyan.
UFC 208 takes place on February 11th in Brooklyn, and will be headlined by the inaugural women’s featherweight championship fight between Holly Holm and Germaine de Randamie.