Den forne Bellator-mästaren mister sitt UFC-kontrakt – Går till PFL

✅ En av organisationens mest lovande talanger ✅ Hade ett matchfacit på 18-1 ✅ Kommer delta i miljon-turneringen

Det står nu klart att den forne Bellator-mästaren i lättvikt Will Brooks inte längre har ett kontrakt med UFC. När den 31-åriga amerikanen skrev kontrakt med UFC hade han ett matchfacit på 17-1 och avancerade till 18-1 när han besegrade MMA-veteranen Ross Pearson i sin debut.

Efter det fick dock Brooks MMA-karriär en rejäl vändning då han kom att förlora tre matcher i rad mot Alex Oliveira, Charles Oliveira och nu senast Nik Lentz, alla via avslut.

Inte helt överraskande så valde UFC att lösgöra Brooks från hans kontrakt och han kunde själv avslöja på sociala medier att han skrivit kontrakt med Professional Fighters League (PFL):

“For those of you who have been asking when my next fight is — well, I’m not sure when the next will be but it will not be with the UFC but rather with the Professional Fighters League in the $1 million tournament,” skrev Brooks på Instagram. “I’ve been doing this for a while now and I understand the business side of it. I didn’t do the job that was expected of me and like all jobs I was released, rightfully so.

“Unfortunately, I under performed with the UFC and didn’t achieve the goal I wanted to with that opportunity. I regret nothing, I took a chance at something I wanted and came up short. The fighter/competitor in me is highly disappointed with myself for allowing things to get away from me. The UFC chapter is closed for now. I’d like to thank the UFC staff for treating me so well during my employment. From day one I was treated well and with respect. I appreciate that greatly.”

Brooks kommer att delta under PFLs turnering som körs igång den 7 juni och kommer sändas live på NBC Sports Network och Facebook.

Turneringen har en prispott på flera miljoner USD men ännu är inga matcher utannonserade.


For those of you who have been asking when my next fight is… well, I'm not sure when the next will be but it will not be with the UFC but rather with the @profightleague in the Million Dollar tournament. I've been doing this for a while now and I understand the business side of it. I didn't do the job that was expected of me and like all jobs I was released, rightfully so. Unfortunately, I under performed with the UFC and didn't achieve the goal I wanted to with that opportunity. I regret nothing, I took a chance at something I wanted and came up short. The fighter/competitor in me is highly disappointed with myself for allowing things to get away from me. The UFC chapter is closed for now… I'd like to thank the UFC staff for treating me so well during my employment. From day one I was treated well and with respect. I appreciate that greatly. Now with that being said, I am moving forward toward the next chapter. I'm extremely excited and fired up to be part of the @profighteague and their rebirth. The timing is perfect because I'm in my own rebirth process as well. As always I'm going to represent this organization as professionally as I possibly can. I look forward to being a pivotal part of the PFL's growth in this sport. All praise and glory to God. 1 I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from? 2 My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. – Psalms 121:1-2 At my highest and my lowest, He's been with me and seen me through to lands of milk and honey. Thank you God for blessing me with this incredible opportunity for my family and myself. Now let's go secure this bag!!!! #Godisgood #hardwork #dedication #mma #ufc #PFL #professional #athlete #Godsplan #winningatlife

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