Jarred Brooks Says ESPN Deal & Flyweights Missing Weight Led To Reports Of The Division’s Demise (Unique) • MMA News
Jarred Brooks together with teammate Justin Scoggins – and former opponents Jose “Shorty” Torres and Robert Sanchez – had been all launched from the UFC final week after experiences surfaced claiming a call was made to fold the flyweight division. UFC president Dana White didn’t affirm the report in his current replace. “The Monkey God” was the one fighter of the group launched off a win. So why was he minimize? Based on him, unhealthy timing.
“I had four fights in my contract and Roberto Sanchez was my fourth fight.” Brooks defined. We had been attempting to renegotiate the contract in the course of the Demetrious Johnson mud storm.”
Brooks (14-2) says he was within the loop the complete time this resolution got here to fruition. So when the information got here down it didn’t come as a shock.
“[After the Demetrious Johnson/Ben Askren trade] my manager gave me good hints that this could bring the end of the flyweight division. He’s working on other stuff in the process of this happening. My manager did a really good job eyeing that out and putting my name in other pictures as well. I really wasn’t too shocked, I was just ready for the next big thing.”
Brooks additionally believes the UFC’s new tv cope with ESPN and flyweight fighters lacking weight from time to time additionally performed a significant function within the reported resolution.
“What I think was the end of the flyweight division was ESPN. They’ve always shunned away from the lighter weight classes [in boxing]. I think it has to do with that. They’re ending the flyweight division in December, ESPN comes in at the end of the year. That makes sense to me. Half of the flyweight division, the reason why it’s not here today is because of p**sy a** flyweights to be honest. They just don’t want to cut the weight. They don’t want to put the work in, they don’t want to act like champions. I’ve never cut weight, I don’t have to cut weight. But if it’s my job, I’m cutting weight. They made the flyweight division look like a joke.”
The 25-year-old is preserving a constructive outlook on the entire state of affairs and is prepared for any new challenges that come his method.
“I’m ready for the next big thing. Jarred Brooks isn’t the UFC and the UFC isn’t Jarred Brooks I’m a mixed martial artist. I’m ready to sign with any promotion, I’m a mixed martial artist. So if you want to put me in boxing, kickboxing, wrestling matches, jiu-jitsu matches, anything that anyone wants to put me in. Because I love this sport and I’ll do anything that’s involved with it.”