According to the Las Vegas Review Journal, former “The Ultimate Fighter” contestant Junie Browning was arrested late Tuesday night after he reportedly assaulted three nurses at St. Rose Dominican Hospital in Henderson, Nevada. Browning was reportedly rushed to the emergency room by a couple of friends after he had taken 16 pills of Klonopin.
The Henderson Police Department confirmed that Browning did indeed overdose on pills, and from the preliminarily looks of things, attempted to hurt himself. He also was apparently shouting to nurses, “Do you know who I am? I will kill you and rape your family.”
Browning currently faces three counts of battery. Meanwhile, UFC president Dana White told Yahoo! Sports that they have decided to terminate Browning’s contract after learning of the arrest.
“Obviously, I’m very disappointed,” White told Yahoo!. “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.”