Will Brooks was not at the Bellator 131 post-fight press conference to discuss his championship-winning performance over Michael Chandler.
Brooks, who earned a fourth round TKO victory, cleared up on Twitter where he was, as a rib injury forced him to the hospital for an X-ray.
“I popped my rib in the first round, and I’m getting X-rays,” Brooks posted. “One of the worse feelings in the world is fighting with a rib moving. Got X-rays turns out I fractured my upper left rib in the 1st rnd.”
Brooks earned his second victory over Chandler, as he won the interim title earlier this year with a split decision victory. The loss was the first stoppage defeat Chandler has suffered in his career.
While it felt good to get the title around his waist, Brooks did poke some fun at himself with the following post:
What's going on with my face here? What is this? Lol pic.twitter.com/zmFH5G3SfL
— Will Brooks (@illwillbrooks86) November 16, 2014