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Travis Browne Plans To Stop Derrick Lewis’ Momentum At UFC Fight Night 105

February 17, 2017 | Posted by Joseph Lee

In an interview with MMA Junkie, Travis Browne (18-5-1 MMA, 9-5-1 UFC) spoke about Sunday’s fight with Derrick Lewis (17-4 MMA, 8-2 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 105. The event happens at the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. It airs on FOX Sports 1 after early preliminary fights on UFC Fight Pass. Here are highlights:

On Derrick Lewis’ momentum and making the poster for the event: “You have to come out there and perform; you have to come out there and win. It doesn’t matter whether you’re on the poster or not. If you lose then it’s still a loss on your record. If you get caught up in the hype and all that, then you’re doing yourself a disservice. For me, it’s just about going out there and getting the win. They’re going to have a harder time promoting him come Sunday, whether they want to push him or not. I heard he’s trying to use me as a stepping stone or something like that. It doesn’t matter. We’re going to get into a fight. That’s all great and fine and dandy, but when it comes to Sunday the octagon door is going to close, and we’re going to be able to duke it out.”

On Lewis’ pre-fight talk: “The one thing I did hear him talk about was very ignorant of him to even mention. It is what it is. The great thing about this sport is you’re going to be held accountable for your words come fight night. I plan on doing so.”

On how to get back on track: “(Winning this fight is) a good start. (Does it) get me back to where I was? I don’t think it does that, but it’s a good start. … As an athlete, with him being able to come on board and do what he’s done in such a short amount of time you have to be (impressed).”

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