UFC heavyweight Travis Browne is being accused of domestic violence by his ex-girlfriend Jenna Reneé Webb.
Webb took to Instagram and shared pictures of her badly bruised body and face. When a fan asked if the injuries were caused by Browne, Webb replied, “Yes it was Travis.”
The caption accompanying the photo stated: “Probably one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever made was walking away from this life and starting over. I’m still ashamed for staying as long as I did.”
Fans last saw Browne in the cage against Andrei Arlovski at UFC 187 in May. It was a wild affair that had fans talking potential Fight of the Year material. Any positive momentum Browne may have gained — albeit from the disappointing loss — is now put on hold.
The UFC released a statement Thursday stating that Browne would be pulled from all International Fight Week appearances this week ahead of Saturday’s UFC 189 show:
“UFC is aware of the social media allegations made against heavyweight Travis Browne. The organization requires all athletes to act in an ethical and responsible manner, as mandated by the UFC Fighter Conduct Policy. UFC will not tolerate domestic violence or any other violation of the policy. Every athlete is deserving of due process and this situation, as with any official allegations, will be duly reviewed and thoroughly investigated by an independent party. In light of this news, Travis will not be participating in this week’s UFC International Fight Week activities in Las Vegas. The prevention of domestic violence and the education of the athletes is of the utmost importance to the organization. UFC holds its athletes to the highest standard and will continue to take appropriate action if and when warranted.”
Browne's manager, John Fosco, told MMA Mania that the allegations will be "disputed 1 million percent."