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Junie Browning Exclusive: Cole Miller Is Just Trying “To Convince Himself”


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When I called Junie Browning to see how he was feeling a week before his first UFC fight since “The Ultimate Fighter” finale, he was out shopping for video games.  It might not seem like it at first, but this is apparently a sign of how much his life has changed since moving to Las Vegas to train at Xtreme Couture and getting serious about his fighting career.  Now he trains full-time.  Despite living in Sin City, he doesn’t go out much.  Instead he stays home and plays Killzone or Resident Evil 5 in between training sessions.  It occupies his time.  And it keeps him out of trouble.

“All I do is train now,” he said.  “I’m in awesome shape right now.  Better than I’ve ever been, training harder than I ever have.  I’ve done more for this than I have for any other fight.”

At next week’s Ultimate Fight Night in Nashville Browning takes on former TUF contestant Cole Miller, who has vowed to “expose” and “smash” him.  You’d think that kind of language would get a reaction out of the volatile kid from Kentucky we saw on TUF, but oddly, you’d be wrong.


“I don’t care.  He can try and convince himself however he wants.  I think that’s why he’s doing it.  He wants to convince himself.  His jiu-jitsu’s pretty good, but it’s nothing to really worry about.  It’s real traditional gi-style jiu-jitsu.  A lot of the stuff he does, it would be pretty easy to pound him out while he’s trying for some of those submissions he goes for.  … I’ve been rolling with guys who are just as good at jiu-jitsu as him and who are bigger and stronger, and I have no problems.”

Browning is willing to admit that some of his antics on TUF were more of a calculated attempt to make fans remember him, though he isn’t willing to concede that it was all part of an elaborate plan, as fellow contestant Ryan Bader suggested.

“I knew that if I didn’t win the show, but if people knew who I was, I’d still get a shot.  I didn’t necessarily put on a show, but you want people to know who you are and want to watch you fight.  If people don’t want to watch you, why would the UFC keep you?  No one wants to fight for any organization other than the UFC.  That’s my biggest fear.  I don’t want to have to go to any of those other shows and fight.”

Now Browning enjoys a peculiar kind of fame.  People want to watch him fight, but that might be because most of them would like to see him take a beating for his brash behavior on the show.  Why they’re watching doesn’t seem to matter to him, however.

“Am I worried about people liking me for the wrong reasons?  Not really.  Everyone wants to get their name out there.  There are fighters who are really good who aren’t in the UFC.  Problem is, nobody wants to watch them fight.  The first step is getting people’s attention, and then the next step is showing them whether you’re a good fighter or not.  I lost one fight on the show when I was dead out of shape.  If people think I’m not a good fighter because of that, they don’t know much about the sport.”

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CAPS LOCK HAL.........- March 27, 2009 at 4:32 pm
HEY MR FUCK JUNIE. HERE ARE A COUPLE OF REAL ANSWERS FOR YOU. (1) MAYBE YOU SHOULD BECOME A FREAK SHOW SO YOU CAN MAKE IT TO THE BIG LEGUE SOMEDAY, AND MAKE SOME DECENT MONEY INSTEAD OF FIGHTING FOR NOTHING OR CLOSE TO NOTHING. (2)TALK YOUR SHIT ABOUT JUNIE ALL YOU WANT. YOU MORE THEN LIKELY CAN'T WHIP HIS ASS ANYWAY SO IT'S OK TO VENT ON THE INTERNET WHERE HE CAN'T GET HIS HANDS ON YOU TO SHUT YOU THE FUCK UP HIMSELF. (3) And just like I said take any chump off the street and train em at Coutures for 2 years and yea they will improve I'll reiterate this clown is nothing special. THATS THE NAME OF THE GAME YOU DUMB ASS. TAKE EM OFF THE STREET AND MAKE A MAN OUT OF THEM. WHERE DO YOU TRAIN, AND WHERE DOES JUNIE TRAIN. WHERE ARE YOU AND WHERE IS HE. SHUT THE FUCK UP. (4) YOUR ALITTLE OFF COURSE ON YOUR LAST SENTENCE YOU DUMB ASS BECAUSE THERE HAS BEEN I THINK AT LEAST 2 MMA REALTED DEATHS IN THE LAST 10 YEARS. NONE IN THE UFC BUT IN OTHER SMALL TIME ORGANIZATIONS. NOW COME ON BACK WITH SOMETHING ELSE THAT YOU DON'T REALLY KNOW WHAT YOUR TALKING ABOUT SO I CAN'T CONTINUE TO MAKE YOU SOUND LIKE A FUCK DUMB ASS YOU FUCKING DUMB ASS. LOVE YA BUDDY, AND TAKE CARE YOU FUCKING DORK.......
woody- March 27, 2009 at 10:21 am
oops forgot to change anonymous on here :) but yeah youre definitely right man, it's not gonna affect my life at all. granted it is cool seeing a good friend win, but either way i'm still getting trashed after the fight.
Anonymous- March 27, 2009 at 9:20 am
hahaha ovr is my bitch. hahaha good seeing you on here man. im driving out monday for the fights. too bad ya cant go, have fun at work hahahaha
ovrbomb.- March 27, 2009 at 8:56 am
woddys a fag...he fucks goats...just ask him...he'll tell ya.


haha...junies good....he'll be better one day...he's much improved.


it does however humor me that people get so angry and whatnot on messages boards...really...does it affect your life that much? is the outcome of the fight gonna make you feel more like a man if you pick the winner before hand? jesus people....get hip to lexapro. (anti-deppresents of any kinda would work.)


that is all,

-ov.
Woody- March 27, 2009 at 8:17 am
Trust me, lol, Hal is definitely not Junie.
FuckJunie- March 27, 2009 at 5:24 am
Yea Hal that was a well thought out reply I notice you have no real answer to anything I actually posted, yea he might be in the UFC for a couple of months and while I train daily I may never make it past my local shows for next to no earnings but you know what atleast I'll do it with my merit and fighting skills not for being a godamn freak show!! And just like I said take any chump off the street and train em at Coutures for 2 years and yea they will improve I'll reiterate this clown is nothing special. And yes I will see his next fight because I watch EVERY fight! But believe me wahen I tell you I will be hoping for the first ever MMA related death in history!!
Backbaconbilly- March 27, 2009 at 2:58 am
Junie is lookin more like the Poster boy for "Faces of Meth" in that pic!
Hal=Junie- March 26, 2009 at 11:17 pm
Hal, you are a homo,...have a nice day....smb
HALzAbitcha.k.a- March 26, 2009 at 9:10 pm
ooooh HAL. or is is your name junie? did you forget to take the caps off whe n your started ranting like a pissy little 8th grade bitch? if u r not junie than I bet you are jerkin off to his picture above. jesus christ you fucking fan boys, get a fuckin life. maybe its junies mom disguising herself as HAL. him beating that other TUF guy who got k.o.ed wasn't THAT impressive. we'll see after two or three more fights if he is the real deal. Cole is decent, have junie fight Nover next. Thats I fight i'd kinda like to see...a little...HALs a fag.
Woody- March 26, 2009 at 8:14 pm
LOL come on Hal. It's not worth getting that pissed over.
Dmonicideals- March 26, 2009 at 7:10 pm
No, really, you are seriously scary.
Dmonicideals- March 26, 2009 at 7:09 pm
Dang HAL, you are one bad dude.
Woody- March 26, 2009 at 7:05 pm
Hal- it's not even worth it. Being one of Junies good friends it does suck sitting here looking at all the keyboard warriors with there training coming from yahoo and aol chatrooms. Don't even let it bother you, the more they talk, the more main cards he gets on. He's going to prove them all wrong next week and it's going to be funnier than hell. Just let them keep talkin' man, it's just benefiting Junie.
HAL- March 26, 2009 at 7:01 pm
HEY FUCK YOU DARKSIDE. YOUR JUST ANOTHER JEALOUS HATER. NO MATTER WHAT YOU SAY YOU STUPID FUCK YOU WILL STILL TUNE IN TO SEE JUNIE FIGHT EVERY SINGLE FIGHT HE HAS. YOU KNOW THAT YOU CAN'T WAIT TO SEE HIS UPCOMING FIGHT WITH COLE MILLER CAN YOU. YOUR GOING TO BE BE SITTING IN YOUR LITTLE BABY CHAIR CRYING, AND BITCHIN CAUSE JUNIE ONCE AGAIN DID WHAT STUPID MOTHER FUCKERS LIKE YOURSELF DOES'NT WANT HIM TO DO, AND THATS WIN IN LIFE. SIT BACK AND SHUT THE FUCK UP. (DARKSIDE) THATS A CUTE LITTLE NAME YOU HAVE THERE BUDDY. HAVE A NICE DAY YOU STUPID MOTHER FUCKER....... (DARKSIDE) LOL..........................THATS JUST TOOOOO CUTE.
Darkside- March 26, 2009 at 6:40 pm
Nice rant HAL, but now the main reason I don't like Junie is because he had to get his boyfriend to come on here and defend him.
KingAL- March 26, 2009 at 5:05 pm
I am going to believe HAL, but only because he wrote in all caps. See the thing is, capital letters emphasize anger. If someone writes every single word in caps that means they are not only pissed, they are probably a bad ass as well. Life has taught me to stay as far away from these types as possible.
Dex- March 26, 2009 at 4:46 pm
I'm a Junie fan.

KICK HIS ASS JUNIE! Oh I only hope I get to shout those words at a live UFC some day.

HAL- March 26, 2009 at 4:31 pm
THERE ARE STILL LOTS OF JUNIE HATERS OUT THERE HUH. YOU GUYS KILL ME WITH ALL OF YOUR (I'M JEALOUS) OF JUNIE BROWNING HATE TALK. I THINK ITS FUNNY BECAUSE MORE THEN LIKELY THERE ARE NOT ONE OF YOU THAT CAN STAND OR GROUND AND POUND WITH JUNIE. I'D SAY HE WOULD WHIP EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOUR ASSES AND HE WOULD MAKE IT LOOK EASY WHILE AT THE SAME TIME HE WOULD TAUNT YOU ALL WHILE DOING IT JUST TO PISS YOU OFF, AND MAKE YOU LOOK LIKE A FUCKING FOOL YOU BUNCH OF NEGATIVE TRASH TALKING PIECE'S OF SHIT. PLAIN AND SIMPLE PEOPLE, YOU ARE JUST ASHAMED OF YOURSELVE'S FOR NOT BEING AS BIG OF AN UPCOMING SUPERSTAR THAT JUNIE WILL BECOME. JUST SIT THERE AND KEEP THINKING OF WHERE YOUR LIVES ARE AND WHERE JUNIE IS AT THE SAME TIME. HE IS MATURING, AND BECOMING A REALLY GOOD HUMAN BEING, AND YOUR STILL SITTING THERE THINKING OF SOMETHING NEGATIVE TO SAY ABOUT HIM BECAUSE OF HIS PAST ACTIONS (WTF). ALL YOU HAVE TO SAY ABOUT JUNIE IS THE SAMR OLD SHIT OVER AND OVER. HE DID THIS ON THE SHOW, HE DID THAT ON THE SHOW. FUCK THE SHOW. HIS TIME ON THE SHOW IS OVER, AND IS A THING OF THE PAST. NOW THAT HE HAS GOTTEN YOUR ATTENTION AS HE HAS TRIED TO DO YOUR ALL PISSED OFF AT HIM. WELL PEOPLE FUCK YOU, AND JUST WATCH THE BOY GO PLACES IN LIFE THAT ALL YOU JUNIE HATERS WILL NEVER GO. I'M SURE EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU WILL BE TUNING IN TO SEE HIS FIGHT WITH COLE. I HOPE YOU REALLY ENJOY YOURSELVES BECAUSE HE WILL MORE THAN LIKELY DOMINATE COLE MILLER RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOUR CRYING EYES. MARK MY WORDS MOTHER FUCKERS.........
Bootylam!- March 26, 2009 at 4:14 pm
Those games owe it all to Contra and Rush n Attack. (And does the age show?)
eliyoungfan- March 26, 2009 at 4:09 pm
murrrr

who care's if junie was a prick on the show, he's an exciting fighter to watch
SantanaDVX- March 26, 2009 at 2:29 pm
Socom 2 maybe but the new versions are complete trash ghost recon ripoffs.
BitchJ Penn- March 26, 2009 at 2:10 pm
and no Calgary the game to play IS Socom! that is the best game available on any platform
UFCINCALGARY- March 26, 2009 at 1:49 pm
what a loser...everyone knows COD 4 & 5 are the games to paly! go back to the trailer park!
Forrest44- March 26, 2009 at 1:34 pm
Cole Miller takes this fight via head kick in rnd. 2 reminiscent of Miller vs. Wang
Ample- March 26, 2009 at 1:11 pm
Im rooting for Cole Miller all the way, I think he's gonna hurt Junie...at least i hope so.
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