Recently, former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey revealed that her Venice home was burglarized before she and her hubby, UFC heavyweight Travis Browne, left for New Zealand. Browne, without missing a beat, wound up finding the robbers at a nearby skate park and alerting police officers.
The incident flew under the radar when it initially happened, only making headlines once Rousey told the story on TV recently. However, with that being said, Browne was of course asked about the incident ahead of his UFC 213 scrap.
He spoke to MMAFighting:
“We showed up at our Venice place, before we were going to New Zealand. We kinda noticed some things were out of place or missing,” Browne told MMA Fighting. “We started looking around a little bit more, and some things were definitely missing, stuff that should have been there.
“So we looked back at security cameras. We replayed the last four days, saw who he was. We took a picture and put it on my phone,” he said. “We noticed that they all had skateboards. There’s a famous skatepark next to us, so I just walked down and saw the two guys and the chick. I walked over to the cops and said there they are. They tried to get away in the crowd and stuff, but they were arrested a couple of hours later.”
“No (we didn’t get all our stuff back). She still has her medal. It’s funny, that was one of the things that put the nail in the coffin,” Browne explained. “Because they picked up the medal, which was in a hard surface case, and actually touched the medal but then put it back in and put it away. It has all their fingerprints all over it, so it was one of the things that helped match. These guys were just being dipshits.
“I don’t know if they slept in our bed, but they slept in the guest bedroom. It is just weird. It is what it is. We’ve beefed up security now.”
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 7/7/2017.