Former UFC Fighter Junie Browning Subject of City-Wide Manhunt in Thailand

December 13, 2011
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Junie Browning

Former Ultimate Fighter bad boy Junie Browning is currently the target of a city-wide manhunt in Thailand after two incidents over the weekend.

Browning was in Phuket, Thailand, training and allegedly started a bar brawl. He then continued the fight in a local hospital.

According to, Browning allegedly was seen beating up a woman in a bar in the Patak Road Karon, and also reacted harshly when other female workers tried to break up the fight.

The fight then continued at a local hospital where Browning was being treated for his injuries.

The report states that Browning fled the hospital on Sunday in Patong and has not been seen since. The police are currently staking out the Phuket International Airport in hopes of cutting off Browning if he attempts to leave the country.

Browning posted an update on his Facebook page after the alleged brawl, updating his status following the events that unfolded.

“Wow what a helluva weekend,” wrote Browning “Some (expletive) named Sie Menzies and about 10 of his friends started a fight with me. I guess just to test a ‘UFC fighter guy’ at this (expletive) little bar in Karon Thailand. Had a beer bottle and glass mug shattered on my head, then to make everything better, stabbed severely by some crazy Thai (expletive).

“On a positive note, I managed to break a few orbital bones, at least a couple jaws, and some unconscious bodies laying on the ground before I blacked out from loss of blood and apparently had to be resuscitated in the ambulance. So, how was your weekend?’

Browning has run afoul of the law before. In 2009, Browning was arrested after taking a handful of pills in an alleged suicide attempt, before assaulting several nurses at a local Las Vegas hospital.

Since exiting the UFC after the incident, Browning has gone 1-4 in his fight career, with his last four bouts ending in losses. will update this story as more information becomes available.

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  • pooby

    Thai police: Junie beat a woman

    Junie: I was brutally attacked by multiple dudes and valiantly fought back until I lost so much blood I passed out.

    I believe the cops on this one.

    • Sounds like people were drinking, bad mouthing which escalated. He did say he was hit with a bottle and a glass mug, along with being stabbed multiple times; he’s pleading self defense atm.
      Sinister Angel

    • humbertoguida

      sorry but i beleive Junie. Even though he’s crazy i can see the very white, very blonde american looking guy who was probably loud and obnoxious getting tried by the locals. And if some chick stabbed him he had a right to beat her ass…

    • Well I don’t like that ******* Junie but if he was just beating up a Woman why was he”taken to a Hospital to be treated for injuries?”I was working in Phuket for over 2yrs so here’s my theory about what’s of all the Patak Road district is the Sex distric so I think Junie got High and Drunk9u can py a pint of Heroin for 1 dollar it’s a tenth of a gramm)So he got high drunk picket up a”Girl”was dancing and making out with”her”when he finally found out that”she”was a Ladyboy.He lost it smacked”her”a few time when other Ladyboys and their Pimps jumped Junie and kicked the **** out of him.Trust me I’ve seen those ******* Ladyboys in action by that I mean fighting .They can go ******* Crazy and some of them are though SOBs or DOBs lol.Plus the’re all carry Switch blades,butterflies or Pistols so I think Junie knows he’s lucky he still alive and he probably hiding from them not from the Cops.Well I figure that’s bwhat happened or something close to it!!!

      • SheaGrubbs

        I more likely to believe THIS^^ story over anything else.

      • jonzimmel

        that version seems believable except 1 detail.
        his girlfriend went to the hospital with him.
        you think his gf goes out with him when he is prowling for prostitutes?

    • You believe the cops? Thailand is full of degenerates, low lifes and druggies. The cops over there make our cops look like angels! I wouldnt believe them if they said the earth was round.

      • RonnieV

        And you believe Junie Browning?

  • this guy is a lunatic. I never liked him since the episode he tried to pick a fight with Ryan Bader

  • Ememay


    The comments (from locals I assume) are hilarous:

    “Some of these guys that come here to do Muay Thai obviously aren’t 100% in the head.”

    “Unfortunately, most of the falang Muay Thai fighters have no real interest in the sport and come to Thailand merely to learn to become bigger thugs back in their home country. Sad, but true.”

    “poor kid, the cops will beat this kid up when they arrest him, you don’t punch a nurse for free here!”

  • hollafront1314

    this is thailand he was attacked by CWD’s..

  • jmat13

    I will give him. Probably one hell of a weekend.

  • Mario


    Poor bastard.

    If there’s one thing you NEVER wanna do, it’s start drama in another country.

    They need to put this loser in jail.

  • k0nc3pt10n

    I have spent a considerable amount of time in Thailand (over a year) and know the kind of shady **** that can go down out there. I don’t like Junie at all but the Thai police version of the story doesn’t make any sense at all. If the incident were as simple as Junie fighting with some bar girl, then how did he end up in the hospital? I guarantee she didn’t put him there. What probably happened was he and some dude were talking ****, it escalated into a fight, one of the bar girls (prostitutes) was friend with one of the guys and jumped in with a beer bottle, or knife and ended up on the receiving end of one of Junie’s blows. When the cops arrive, the other dudes mysteriously vanish, and the bar girls spin their tales, giving us the police version.

  • RonnieV

    This guy is such a trainwreck. When bad stuff consistently happens to you, don’t blame the people around you, look in the mirror. We all have irresponsible friends that for some reason always get put in sticky situations. I would never wish this on anyone, but I wouldn’t be surprised if this guy ended up dead in ditch in the near future.

  • Obviously many of you have never been in Asian countries before. I prefer the Browning version over the Thai “man beats group of women” version. Ask Urijah about that. He can tell you how sh*t escalates. I’m not saying Browning is innocent, but I sure take his word over theirs. No matter how evil you may think Browning is, I do not see him as a female beater. Like he is going to prove he’s a man by beating a woman. Get real. Those Thais thought they wanted some of this American, especially one who was a former UFC fighter. That does happen.

  • …and every time there is an incident between man vs woman, the man is always the one who takes the hit. Women are much more likely to report an incident than a man would, so she sure isn’t going to tell the cops she was the attacker, would she? Heck no! She’s going to make the man look as hardened as ever. That happens all the time, so anyone who disagrees, I hope you learn the hard way, also. Not all women will make sh*t up, but when you are dealing with man vs woman, the woman always wins in court and in the police’s eyes. Believe me. I’ve never been accused of beating a female, because I think only a coward would hit a woman. Why in Hell would any man have to prove to a woman that he is a man? That makes no common sense to me, yet there are many idiots who will strike a woman. Most of those incidents are because the female couldn’t keep her mouth shut, but that is still beside the point. Walk away. Women who are vindictive will definitely make things up. Rejected women will also make things up, because for some silly reason, they seem to think the man who rejected them is going to blab it to the world. In my case, I could care less, besides if I reject a woman, I’m not the type to tell anyone what had transpired. Even if something happened, I keep it shut. hint, hint!

  • I didn’t see this link posted.

    By the way, I’m not a friend of Junie. I met him one time at a local Best Buy, it was shortly after the TUF finale, where he fought on live television and put on a clinic, against his opponent. Most people would have thought that he would be unapproachable, based on his persona from TUF and/or have a “big head” from his recent fame but I walked right up to him, struck up a conversation and he was nothing but nice and NOTHING like what was portrayed on the show. With that being said, I know that he has his demons and struggles with them. I just hope that he can get away from ALL negative influences in his life, before it’s too late.