I’ll be completely honest: I forgot about Junie Browning over the past few years. Well, maybe not so much “forgot about” as “assumed that he, like that other crazy MMA fighter with lame tattoos, has been crushing cans and causing shenanigans”. Given his three fight losing streak coming into his fight with Jacob Clark at tonight’s MMA Pit Fight: Genesis, he hasn’t been crushing cans. And unless we’re being lenient with our usage of “shenanigans”, his weigh-in for the fight didn’t provide them, either.
Yes, Junie Browning missed weight. Badly. As MMAFighting.com reports, Junie Browning weighed in at 162.25 pounds for what was supposed to be a lightweight fight, or seven and a quarter pounds over the limit. Missing weight, especially by that much, isn’t so much shenanigans as it is being irresponsible. But don’t be quick to feel bad for his opponent, Jacob Clark. Despite the New Mexico Athletic Commission’s generous two pound weight allowance, Clark also missed weight, weighing in at 158 pounds. MMA Fight Pit plans on fining both fighters an undisclosed sum of money per pound over the 155 pound weight limit.
All other fighters made weight for what is shaping up to be a pretty good card for a regional event. If you’re itching to watch some MMA before tomorrow’s UFC Live on Versus 5, it may be worth some change. Whether it’s more worthy of your money than the Taco Bell Party Pack and fifth of Evan Williams you’re currently planning on consuming in a dark room by yourself tonight is up to you.
Weigh-in results, courtesy of MMAFighting.com:
205 lbs. – Houston Alexander (205 ½) vs. Razak Al-Hassan (204)
135 lbs. – Jens Pulver (136) vs. Coty “Ox” Wheeler (137)
185 lbs. – Jamie Yager (185 ½) vs. “Slick” Willie Parks (187)
155 lbs. – Junie Browning (162 ¼) vs. Jacob Clark (158)
Heavy – Tyler East (240 ½) vs. Prince Mclean (220)
105 lbs. – Angelica Chavez (106 ¼) vs. Diana Rael (105 ¼)