UFC News: Will Brooks talks about his disappointing departure from the UFC
After a discouraging run with the UFC, Will Brooks weighs in on what exactly went wrong.
What’s the story?
While recently speaking with MMA Fighting, former UFC fighter Will Brooks spoke about his departure from the promotion and weighed in on his disappointing tenure with the UFC.
In case you didn’t know…
On 15 June 2016, it was announced by the UFC that Will Brooks had signed a six-deal fight with the promotion and within the next few weeks, Brooks had already made his debut for the promotion against Ross Pearson at The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale.
However, following his debut win, Brooks went on to have a terrible time with the UFC as he lost his next three fights with the promotions before eventually being released by the company in February of 2018.
The heart of the matter
During his interview with MMA Fighting, Brooks stated that during his tenure with the UFC, he let a lot of things get in his way as he could not make the right adjustments in adapting to the different things that were taking place within the UFC.
The 31-year-old fighter added that despite having some of the best coaches and teammates, he wasn’t completely locked in and focused in his work, which eventually led to the lack of success in the UFC for Brooks. Brooks stated:
“If you’re not focused and locked into what you’re doing, especially in this sport, there’s no way that you’re going to have the success that you’re looking for. I wasn’t locked in, I wasn’t dedicated, it came back to bite me in the butt and I accept that.”
Following his departure from the UFC, Will Brooks has now confirmed that he has signed with the Professional Fighters League and also stated that he is scheduled to enter the promotion’s one million dollar tournament.
Will Brooks is definitely a very talented fighter in my opinion and it is an absolute shame that things did not properly work out for him in the UFC. However, I do think that he will indeed prove his worth in the PFL.
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