As we previously reported, cops arrested 2 people for breaking into the UFC star's L.A. area home in April and raiding the place -- taking everything from jewelry to guns.
Browne says he and Ronda took matters into their own hands at first -- with Travis personally locating the perps at a nearby skate park.
"I was staring at them like, 'You motherf**kers!' You're lucky that I have the [self-control] to not beat the dog sh*t out your ass!"
Browne says he smartly went to cops -- and one of the officers asked him what he'd like the punishment to be for the suspected ring leader.
"I was like, 'How about give me 5 minutes with him alone?'"
Obviously, that didn't happen -- but the good news for Browne, he can unleash the fury all over Alexey Oleynik at UFC 213 in Las Vegas this weekend.