Joshua Pacio on the mend after beatdown at the hands of new strawweight king Jarred Brooks

Joshua Pacio and Jarred Brooks [Photo Credits: ONE Championship]
Joshua Pacio and Jarred Brooks [Photo Credits: ONE Championship]

Former ONE strawweight world champion Joshua Pacio is almost ready to resume training after his exciting ONE 164 main event earlier this month.

‘The Passion’ found himself on the wrong end of a unanimous decision against ‘The Monkey God’ Jarred Brooks in the final bout of 2022 for ONE Championship. During an appearance on Sparring Sessions with JM Siasat, Pacio discussed his healing process and revealed that he is nearing a return to the gym:

“Right now, I’m good. I’m healing fast, thank God. The four stitches on my lip healed already. I can now sip my coffee and soup, I’m eating well. The morning after the fight, I was able to eat even though I had four stitches on my lip. The cuts and bruises on my face also healed up as well. I’m excited to return to training.”

Joshua Pacio’s loss to ‘The Monkey God’ not only forced him to relinquish the strawweight title to his opponent, but it also snapped a four-fight win streak stretching back to 2019. Though it’s too early to say what will come next for Pacio, the Team Lakay star is more than willing to accept a rematch with Jarred Brooks should ONE Championship offer it.

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Jarred Brooks believes ONE 164 was just the first chapter between himself and Joshua Pacio

‘The Monkey God’ delivered a decisive win over Joshua Pacio at ONE 164, and while Jarred Brooks is happy to move on to bigger and better things, such as a potential meeting with pound-for-pound great Demetrious Johnson, he believes his rivalry with Pacio is far from over. During his appearance at the ONE 164 post-fight press conference, Brooks said:

"This isn’t the end with Joshua Pacio. We were just talking about it too. So, I would love to give him another chance in Denver in the United States. He can come to my home turf and we can see where it goes from there."

Pacio somewhat responded to Jarred Brooks’ comments, saying that he’s not fishing for an immediate rematch, but he certainly won’t turn one down should the opportunity present itself:

"I’m not in a hurry to regain my crown but if they offer me the rematch, I’ll definitely going to take it 100%... But if not, I’ll just continue to level up my game.”

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Edited by Aziel Karthak