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Manhunt For Junie Browning Underway After Thailand Barfight, Hospital Brawl

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A manhunt has erupted in Phuket, Thailand after former TUF 8 cast member Junie Allen Browning engaged in a series of barroom and hospital brawls before fleeing into the night.

Junie Allen Browning after being admitted into Patong Hospital in Phuket, Thailand. (Photo via phuketwan.com)
Junie Allen Browning after being admitted into Patong Hospital in Phuket, Thailand. (Photo via phuketwan.com)

Junie Allen Browning is in hot water once again.

According to reports from Phuketwan.com, a city-wide manhunt is underway in Phunket, Thailand after the former ‘The Ultimate Fighter 8' contestant engaged in a series of brawls over the weekend before escaping authorities at a local hospital.

Browning was initially seen fighting with an expat woman in a late-night bar in Patak Road Karon, according to reports. The tussle allegedly spread as several female members of the Thai staff attempted to intervene. Four additional American and Australian tourists then joined the fracas, before all participants were transferred to nearby Patong Hospital.

According to police reports, an enraged Browning immediately restarted the brawl inside the hospital walls, only to flee into the night once local authorities were called. The 26-year-old has not been seen since the incident, but did recap his side of the story on his Facebook page.

"Wow what a helluva weekend," Browning wrote (via MMA Weekly). "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 his (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?"

Per the police report, the four others involved in the brawl have been identified "as Younis Essamelain, 27, Gear Smits, 68, Simon Wilson Menzies, 32, and Castro Mury, 32."

Local authorities are monitoring the Phuket International Airport in an effort to prevent Browning from leaving the country.

Browning (4-5) has been a turbulent force since debuting with the UFC on TUF 8. The fighter displayed severe alcoholism and anger issues throughout the show's season, and was arrested in 2009 after ingesting 16 pills of anti-anxiety drug Klonopin -- in an apparent suicide attempt -- before erupting inside of a local hospital, pushing a female nurse, punching a male nurse and kicking another male nurse.

Browning was immediately released from the UFC following the incident, and has compiled a 1-4 record since.