Wrestler Will Brooks burst into the Bellator cage like a runaway freight train, and after a brief mis-step, ended up taking out the organization’s best to become champ. But he just couldn’t stop complaining, and when his contract ran out, Scott Coker was like, “See ya!” and the UFC was like, “Sure, why not.”
But Brooks’ run in the Octagon ended up being the epitome of miserable disaster, and after losing to Alex Oliveira, Charles Oliveira and Nik Lentz, Brooks once again set sail on the seas of free agency.
Now he’s linked up with the Pro Fight League, which is some sort of offshoot of the failed World Series of Fighting. Their hook is the notion of a million-dollar payout to a tournament winner, although the most compelling thing about their debut event a few weeks ago was the fisticuff that went down in the audience.
Anyway, Brooks is hoping that the PFL will be where his downward slide into oblivion ends. Honestly, he’s a capable dude and accomplished a lot in Bellator, he just sucked hard in the UFC.
“The time you put into this idea of, ‘I was here and I was here and I was doing this and things just didn’t go the way I want’ – the time you put into that is the time you need to be putting into the gym,” Brooks said. “My mindset is just being out here and doing the best I possibly can do for Professional Fighters League. And really just try to make sure I just get back to winning, period. …
“I don’t care where. I don’t care when. I don’t care name of the organization. I don’t care the label. I don’t care the group of guys who run the organization. I don’t care. I just want to get back to winning, and that’s bottom line my mindset right now.”