He got knocked out in the first round, but prior to that suffered a leg injury which turned out to be a torn hamstring. Ariel Helwani reported on “UFC Tonight” that Browne will not need surgery but will be on the sidelines for roughly two to four months:
“He is doing okay. He just met with doctor on Monday and had an MRI. The good news is he doesn’t need surgery, but he needs to be on the sidelines for two to four months and he is obviously a little disappointed and rightfully so. But, he said he can’t wait to come back and to prove to everyone that he lost to Antonio Silva due to injury and not because he couldn’t hang with the likes of Bigfoot.”
This was the most important fight of Browne’s short career as Silva was the best fighter he had faced up to this point. He came out and threw a couple of flashy kicks which didn’t land, but then began to move noticeably slower. Silva was able to capitalize on the lack of movement and hit him with a crushing right hand that sent Browne to the canvas. Silva was able to follow him to the ground and land a series of punches which prompted the referee to stop the fight.
The good news is that it’s an injury that Browne will be able to recover from relatively quickly, and it’s a good thing anytime a fighter can avoid going under the knife.
Be sure to stay close to ProMMAnow (www.prommanow.com) for future updates on Browne’s recovery.