TUF 23 Finale: Will Brooks Says He’ll be in UFC Title Contention “Very Soon”
By FCF Staff
It remains to be seen how Will Brooks does against Ross Pearson next week, but the former Bellator champ believes he’ll be in the UFC’s lightweight, title shot mix soon.
Just a couple of weeks ago, the UFC announced that it had signed Brooks to a deal, and that he will battle Pearson, July 8th. Recently the well rounded fighter appeared on “UFC Tonight“, and while discussing whether he believes he’s at a championship level with the promotion, he stated (quote via FOX Sports press release):
“Right now, I’m fighting a guy not in the top 10, but I had to take the opportunity. I’ve taken a few months off and I’m ready to get in there and compete. I’ve been like a caged animal. It’s going to be a short run for me. I’m going to show people what I can do and I’ll be in the title contention very soon.”
The 27 year-old Brooks (17-1) arrives in the UFC having won eight straight fights. Pearson (19-10), meanwhile, is coming off a split decision win over Chad Laprise, and is 3-2 in his last 5 contests.
“People know me and what I bring to the table. I get better every single fight. I get better with high level talent. Now I’m at the top of the mountain with the best of fighters, I’m putting work in and I’m going to give him a long night, show him athleticism, strength, mentally he’s never seen,” Brooks said about Pearson. I can confuse him mentally. It’s going to be a long night for Ross Pearson and an entertaining one for the fans.”
The TUF 23 Finale will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada.