UFC STATEMENT ON TRAVIS BROWNE BEING PULLED FROM THE UFC INTERNATIONAL FIGHT WEEK

Thursday July 9, 2015– At the start of the UFC 189 and TUF 21 Finale press conference, UFC Senior Director of Public Relations Dave Sholler read a statement regarding the Travis Browne situation.

“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.”

Fitness model Jenna Renee Webb posted on her Instagram photos of her bruised body.

“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. 💔” #domesticviolenceawareness

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