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Travis Browne currently out of action until investigation for domestic abuse concludes

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Esther Lin, Sportsfile
With UFC heavyweight Travis Browne still under investigation stemming from allegations of domestic abuse, he will remain sidelined from competition.

UFC Tonight reported on Wednesday that the UFC will keep Browne out of action, pending the outcome of the investigation. In July, Browne's wife and fitness model Renee Webb posted pictures to her Instagram account of bruises on her arms and face, later citing Browne as the the culprit.

Webb wrote under the photo showing the abuse: "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."

When the news came out of the allegations, the UFC promptly removed Browne from all of his scheduled International Fight Week appearances in early July.

The UFC released a statement at the time, that read as follows:

"UFC is aware of the social media allegations made against 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 athletes is deserving of due process and this situation, as with any allegations, will be duly reviewed and thoroughly investigated by an independent party. In light of the news, Travis will not be participating in this week's UFC International Fight Week activities.

"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."


The report said that when UFC Tonight reached out to Browne, he opted not to comment.

Browne last fought at UFC 187, when he lost to Andrei Arlovski via first-round TKO (punches) in one of the more memorable rounds of the year.