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Junie Browning
Born Junie Allen Browning
May 12, 1985 (1985-05-12) (age 24)
Lexington, Kentucky
Other names The Lunatik
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)
Style Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai
Fighting out of Las Vegas, Nevada
Team Tap Out[1]
MMA record
Total 5
Wins 4
By knockout 1
By submission 3
By decision 0
Losses 1
Draws 0

Junie Allen Browning (born May 12, 1985)[2] is an American mixed martial artist. He was a cast member of SpikeTV's The Ultimate Fighter: Team Nogueira vs. Team Mir.

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Biography

Junie Browning was born in Florida and raised in Kentucky. He attended Bourbon County High School where he competed in football and the 160 lb (73 kg). division of wrestling. At the age of four, Browning began sparring with his brother to train for combat sports. Browning trained with Four Seasons MMA under Mike O'Donnell; then moving to Las Vegas, NV and is now training with Xtreme Couture. As of November 3, 2008, Browning is a part of the Xtreme Couture team. His younger brother, Rob Browning, fights for the Lexington-based organization American Fight League.[1]

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The Ultimate Fighter

Browning was a fighter on The Ultimate Fighter reality show. In his elimination bout, he defeated Jose Aguilar by TKO; not answering the bell for the second round.[3] He then was the first pick of the lightweights for Team Mir. Browning was also successful in his quarterfinal match-up with Rolando Delgado, winning by decision after 3 rounds, dropping and nearly finishing Delgado in the second round. While Browning trained with team Mir, he repeatedly stated that other members on the team, namely future opponent Dave Kaplan, refused to train with him due to his intensity during training. During an interview, he stated, "I think I've actually gotten worse since I came here." Browning also struggled with his anger management while on the show. He was warned twice for actions on the show due to his alcoholism and anger problems; throwing glass cups at both Kyle Kingsbury and Shane Primm. Browning was defeated on the last episode before the finals by Efrain Escudero. He ended the show by promising to be back as a fighter after originally saying he "should flip burgers".[4]

Ultimate Fighting Championship

On December 13, 2008, Browning took on fellow Team Mir castmate Dave Kaplan on the main card of The Ultimate Fighter 8 Finale; winning by armbar.[5] Browning and Kaplan both won $25,000 for "Fight of the Night."[6] Joe Rogan and Mike Goldberg repeatedly stated how Browning's striking and footwork had improved dramatically since his appearance on The Ultimate Fighter season 8.

Browning's second appearance in the Ultimate Fighting Championship octagon came at UFC Fight Night 18 where he took on Cole Miller. The fight had bad blood before the fight even started, when Miller began talking about Browning's skills in mixed martial arts during an interview held by ufc.com. The day before the fights at the weigh ins, Miller got in the face of Browning, Dana White was forced to pull the two apart. After White pulled them apart, Browning reached over and gave a slight tap on Miller's butt.

The fight between Browning and Cole Miller ended quickly. After Browning was caught by Miller's straight right punch, he attempted a take down. Miller met the takedown, and clinched Browning's neck in a guillotine choke. Immediately after Miller got the win, he leaned down and yelled in Browning's face, "Who's overrated now?!"

Arrest and suicide attempt

On October 6, 2009, Browning was arrested and accused of assaulting three nurses at St. Rose Dominican Hospital - Siena Campus in Henderson, Nevada.[7] In the arrest report, the police stated he had taken 16 pills of anti-anxiety drug Klonopin "in an attempt to harm himself" and that after subsequently being taken to the hospital by two friends he pushed a female nurse, punched a male nurse and kicked another male nurse, after which he screamed "Do you know who I am? I will kill you and rape your family!".[7] UFC president Dana White terminated Browning's UFC contract upon learning about what had happened.[8]. Browning is now wanted by the Las Vegas Police department as he failed to appear in court for his charges against the assault. [9]

Post UFC

Browning made his post UFC debut against Scott Cornwell for MMA Big Show. He won the bout by submission due to a triangle choke .[10] Browning's controversial nature was once again on show in the aftermath of the fight.

Mixed martial arts record

Result Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win United States Scott Cornwell Submission (Triangle Choke) MMA Big Show 02009-11-28 November 28, 2009 1 3:13 Indiana, USA
Loss United States Cole Miller Submission (Guillotine Choke) UFC Fight Night: Condit vs. Kampmann 02009-04-01 April 1, 2009 1 1:58 Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Win United States Dave Kaplan Submission (Armbar) The Ultimate Finale 8 02008-12-13 December 13, 2008 2 1:32 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Won Fight of the Night Award
Win United States Dustin Walden Submission (Armbar) AFL: Eruption 02008-03-07 March 7, 2008 1 N/A Lexington, Kentucky, USA
Win United States Logan Barger KO (Kick) Freestyle Cage Fighting 02008-01-19 January 19, 2008 1 1:20 Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

See also

List of male mixed martial artists

References

  1. ^ a b "'The Ultimate Fighter 8' star Browning joins Xtreme Couture". SI.com. 2008. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/mma/10/30/junie-browning/index.html. Retrieved November 3, 2008.  
  2. ^ "Mixed Martial Arts Show Results". Nevada State Athletic Commission. December 13, 2008. http://boxing.nv.gov/2008%20Results/12-13-08%20MMA.pdf. Retrieved April 21, 2009.  
  3. ^ "The Ultimate Fighter Season 8 Premiers Tonight!". Spankmenews.com. September 17, 2008. http://www.spankmenews.com/competitive_and_sports/the_ultimate_fighter/news/?a=253&t=The_Ultimate_Fighter_Season_8_Premiers_Tonight. Retrieved February 12, 2009.  
  4. ^ Bent, Jason (December 6, 2008). "TUF 8 Episode 12: Beating Off Junie Browning". MMAtorch.com. http://www.mmatorch.com/artman2/publish/Staff_Editorials_19/BENT_TUF_8_Episode_12_Beating_Off_Junie_Browning_printer.shtml. Retrieved February 12, 2009.  
  5. ^ Burkholder, Denny (June 11, 2008). "Escudero, Bader win UFC contracts at 'The Ultimate Fighter 8' finale". CBSSports.com. http://www.cbssports.com/mma/story/11170549/2. Retrieved February 12, 2009.  
  6. ^ Andrest, David (December 14, 2008). "Johnson, Kaplan, Browning, and Soszynski all win “Fight Night” bonuses at TUF 8 finale". FiveOuncesofPain.com. http://fiveouncesofpain.com/2008/12/14/johnson-kaplan-browning-and-soszynski-all-win-fight-night-bonuses-at-tuf-8-finale/. Retrieved February 12, 2009.  
  7. ^ a b Mower, Lawrence (2009-10-07). "UFC fighter arrested in Henderson hospital assault". lvrj.com. http://www.lvrj.com/news/breaking_news/UFC-fighter-arrested-in-Henderson-hospital-assault-63715747.html. Retrieved 2009-10-08.  
  8. ^ http://www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/templates/dailynews.asp?articleid=9724&zoneid=2
  9. ^ http://www.facebook.com/notes/ufc-news-updated-daily/junie-browning-wanted-by-las-vegas-police-watchkalibruncom/176454035689
  10. ^ http://mmabigshow.com/a-look-at-junie-browning-and-scott-cornwell.html

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