One of the most controversial characters to emerge from The Ultimate Fighter, Junie Browning’s bark proved worse than his bite on season 8 of the show as he struggled to make his way to the semi-finals before being eliminated. He caused problems throughout his time on the show however, getting into confrontations with several fighters, and was almost kicked off the show after hitting Shane Primm. At the season finale he notched up his first official win for the promotion against Dave Kaplan. In April he came up against stiffer opposition in Cole Miller, and was submitted in the opening round.
Though he appeared to have mellowed since his time on the TUF show, it became apparent later in the year that all was not well with the fighter. In October he was arrested after overdosing on anti-anxiety drugs and attacking three nurses who attended to him in hospital. On hearing the news the UFC immediately cut the troubled fighter from the roster. After issue an apology for his actions, Browning returned to fighting in late November, defeating Scott Cornwell (1-1) by triangle choke in the first round at the MMA Big Show event. Post-fight antics which included a foul mouthed speech directed at the fans in attendance suggested that the fighter had not learned from his prior mistakes.
Browning’s latest fight came at ‘Wild Bill’s Fight Night 25’ against Aaron Hall on the 5th of February. At the weigh-ins for the event threatened to quit the fight after weighing in a pound overweight. The bout eventually went ahead, and after allegedly being hit in the groin late in the first round, Browning quit on his stool during the break. The 24 year old will look to improve on his 4-2 record in March at ‘Ring Of Fire 37’.