“I learned as a fighter I know how to go out there and mess somebody. I know how to go out there and ‘F’ stuff up, but I don’t know how to fight. That’s one of the things that I’m learning right now. As a fighter, you kind of don’t want to admit that but at the same time I’m not looking to sit here comfortably in the three-spot or four-spot — I’m going for the championship. So any time I have a fight, I have to go back and dissect everything.”
“I did kind of the same thing after Bigfoot (Silva). For me then it was more of a lifestyle change. It was coming to a realization that I’m only going to have this for a short amount of time so I better take advantage of it and do everything I can do. This time I went into that having that mindset, but this time it’s more based off of my skill and what I really need to do to take that next step to go fight for the title, win the title and defend it.”
“I’m going to do what I need to do to win fights. Right now working with Edmond, it’s been an eye opener. I’ve been learning the ins and outs of the fight game and a little more of the technical side. I’m still a raw athlete and I’m ranked fourth. Now I’m going to learn how to fight and there’s going to be some people in trouble. I’m learning how to fight. Just figuring out what I need to do to further myself.”
In a recent interview with FOX Sports, Travis “Hapa” Brown discussed learning how to fight under Ronda Rousey’s head coach, Edmond Tarverdyan.