Werdum was expected to face Ben Rothwell on September 10, 2016 at UFC 203 .  However, Rothwell pulled out of the fight on August 11 citing a knee injury and was replaced by former opponent Travis Browne .  Werdum won the fight by unanimous decision.  After the bout, Travis' coach Edmond Tarverdyan angrily confronted Werdum, causing Fabricio to push kick the coach in the chest and raise his hands to defend himself. This resulted in both fighter corners having to get involved to separate the two men. No disciplinary action was taken against Werdum for the incident.