– According to Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sports, UFC President Dana White has terminated the contract of season 8 Ultimate Fighter Junie Browning after being arrested in a Las Vegas suburb on Tuesday. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that on Tuesday, Browning was taken to a St. Rose Dominican Hospital after ingesting 16 anti-anxiety pills. Browning was then arrested after he assaulted three of the nurses there. The police are reporting that Browning pushed a female nurse, punched a male nurse and kicked a second male nurse in an attempt to leave the hospital. Browning yelled, “Do you know who I am? I will kill you and rape your family.”
Browning was arrested on three counts of battery upon a health care provider, was booked on Tuesday and was then released on Wednesday. UFC President Dana White commented on the situation stating the following…
“Obviously, I’m very disappointed,” White said. “I haven’t heard anything regarding Junie where he’s acted up or been bad in a long time. You could tell on the show he had issues. I saw (fighting) as an opportunity for the kid to turn his life around and make something of himself. Physically, he’s very gifted. He is good at everything: Standup, he has great ground, he has an unbelievably good chin. He was given an amazing opportunity, but he has some serious issues that are beyond me and what I can do. I’m there for guys and I realize nobody is perfect and guys are going to get into trouble. When that happens, I want to try to help and do something for them. But he needs more help than I can give him. I did what I could for him.”
White was then asked if the UFC would try to set up care for Browning, to which White responded, “no”.