Travis Browne is having a... not great month, one might say. Not only was he viciously knocked out by Derrick Lewis in the main event of UFC Halifax a couple weeks back — dropping his record to an abysmal 2-5 since 2014 — but he's been dealing with an almost constant assault in both the news and on Lewis' social media ever since. Toss in the fact that he made his fight with Lewis very personal in the lead-up to it, and yeah, it hasn't exactly been sunshine and flowers for "Hapa" as of late.
And now, it looks like Rampage Jackson is getting in on the pile-on.
While hosting a Q&A on Twitch over the weekend, Jackson was asked his thoughts on the Lewis-Browne fight and proceeded to reveal some really dodgy information about a previous interaction he had with Browne when the heavyweight slugger was first entering the UFC.
"You guys know I don't like Travis Browne," said Rampage. "He trained one of my dogs and did a sh*t job and ripped me off and kept my money. He didn't pay me back and kept them too long and [my dog] came back dumber than she left."
Ouch. As if Browne wasn't already undergoing enough scrutiny for his fighting skills, or his decision to stick with Edmond Tarverdyan (which he appears to have addressed), or allowing Ronda Rousey to be his "sugar mama", now he's got to deal with his skills as a dog trainer being called into question by a guy who literally howls like a wolf when he's in the cage.
I hope for his sake that this doesn't rub off on Rousey's dogs, or that may very well be the final straw that gets him the boot.