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Junie Browning arrested for assault after drug-induced rage on hospital staff (Updated)


Junie Browning was recently arrested for assaulting three nurses at St. Rose Dominican Hospital in Henderson, Nevada, after The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 8 alum was admitted for taking 16 pills of Klonopin -- an anti-anxiety drug -- "in an attempt to harm himself," according to the Las Vegas Review Journal.

Browning, who was brought to the medical facility by two concerned friends, allegedly pushed a female nurse, as well as struck two male nurses, when attempting to discharge himself against their better judgment.

He then reportedly warned the staff:

"Do you know who I am? I will kill you and rape your family."

Browning was labeled a "bad boy" after several drunken, and sometimes violent, episodes on the Spike TV mixed martial arts reality series. He was nearly kicked off the program several times; however, UFC President Dana White gave him numerous chances to redeem himself.

Until now.

Apparently the severity of this latest incident has forced White to part ways with Browning and release the troubled fighter from the promotion, according to Yahoo Sports.

From White:

"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."

The Kentucky native faces three counts of battery on a health care provider. He was released yesterday from the Henderson Detention Center.

Browning most recently lost to Cole Miller via first round submission (guillotine choke) at UFC Fight Night 18 back in April.

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