Former Bellator lightweight champion Will Brooks has revealed that he’s been released by the uFC after a four-fight stint in the promotion.
The 31-year-old Brooks entered the UFC off the back of an eight-fight winning streak in the Bellator promotion that had seen him win their season 9 lightweight tournament and then eventually win the title, which he had defended twice by the time he chose to leave.
His time in the UFC then began with a win over Ross Pearson, but he’s since suffered a three-fight losing streak against Alex Oliveira, Charles Oliveira and Nik Lentz to bring an end to his time in the Octagon.
Brooks isn’t taking time to lick his wounds though and has instead announced that he’s signed up for the Professional Fighters League (formerly World Series Of Fighting), where he’ll now be going on to compete in their upcoming $1 million tournament.
“I’m extremely excited and fired up to be part of the @profighteague and their rebirth,” Brooks announced on Instagram. “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.”
“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