The Ultimate Fighter 9 has been dubbed "The Junie Browning Show," and after this interview, it should be clear why the title is fitting.
In speaking with CagePotato, the UFC-hopeful discussed his belligerence and wild antics on the show (Browning uses a more colorful term to describe his actions) and gives a brief preview of his matchup with Roli Delgado on tonight's episode. Some of his insightful comments include:
I get a lot of hate on the MMA forums for stuff I did on the show, but around here people see that and they give me high-fives on the street. I think people would have been disappointed if I didn't represent Kentucky that way. If I was just sitting on the couch playing chess with the guys and twiddling my thumbs and talking about the economy, people here would have been real disappointed in me.
But perhaps the true revelation of the Browning interview is not the Kentucky culture, but the reason why TUF usually turns into a reality booze-fest.
You want to entertain yourself, and once you take a few shots everything's more entertaining, like breaking stuff and throwing stuff in the pool. That becomes a lot more fun when you're drunk.
- Exclusive Interview: Junie Allen Browning (CagePotato)