Will Brooks was a Bellator champ still breathing fire when he jumped ship and joined the UFC.

But he made four trips to the Octagon and stunk up the cage the last three times, and now homie is seeking his fortunes elsewhere because the UFC gave him the boot.

To quote the great Nelson Muntz of the Simpsons: “Ha-ha!”

Look, Brooks did a fantastic job running the table in his time with Bellator. After getting smoked by Saad Awad, Brooks won a rematch, beat Marcin Held and John Alessio, and even smashed Michael Chandler twice and earned a belt.

But he was a bit of douche in expressing his displeasure with the organization and how he felt they mistreated him, so when it came time to negotiate a new contract or hit the road, Brooks hit the road.

That’s when the UFC scooped him up. Which, of course they would, because he was a Bellator champ and beat some quality opponents.

However, unlike other Bellator refugees who have actually done well in the Octagon – like, say, Eddie Alvarez, who won a UFC belt – Brooks laid egg after egg.

After defeating crusty old TUF winner Ross Pearson by decision, Brooks got pummeled by Alex Oliveira and submitted by Charlies Oliveira and Nik Lentz.

Were the bright lights and fanfare that comes with fighting in the UFC too much for the Bellator champ? Did Brooks suffer some sort of mental break during free agency? Was he cursed by a gypsy? I don’t know, although the gypsy thing might be a viable theory, given that Brooks was actually kicking Lentz’s ass before getting caught in a guillotine.

Anyway, here’s Brooks announcing his departure from UFC life. Next on the menu will be a stint in the Pro Fight League.

Remember, kids: The UFC will cut you for sucking, so it’s best not to crap all over Bellator ’cause they might be your best option someday.

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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