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Will Brooks Reflects on His Losing Streak, Predicts Second-Round Finish Of Nik Lentz

November 17, 2017 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Will Brooks

Will Brooks spoke with MMAjunkie about his recent losing streak ahead of his fight with Nik Lentz at UFC Fight Night 121. Highlights are below:

On his losing streak: “Everything I’ve done in this sport has been motivated off of being bitter, upset and having a chip on my shoulder and being angry all the time. That kind of motivated me to where I needed to go. It was kind of like me against everybody else. So once I got my wife, my daughter, my house, money in the bank to pay my mortgage, pay my bills, I’m like, ‘This is everything I wanted.’ I didn’t know how to be comfortable being happy in a way…I just put all of my energy into trying to lay the groundwork to be the best father and husband that I could be.”

On finding the balance between his career and home life: “I had to step back and really look at the whole picture. Sit down with my coaches and really ask them questions. See how they felt about some of the things that I was doing. There were days I was skipping practice to stay at home with the baby and things like that, when I should have made different arrangements.”

On turning things around: “That makes sense, because when you take two losses in a row, that does hurt your bank account. You start looking around, you’re like, ‘Man, everything I built, this might not sustain itself if I don’t do the things I need to do.’ So I’m motivated, I’m focused, I’m locked in. I think I found that fire in myself again.”

On his prediction for the fight: “I’m going to finish him in the second round.”

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Nik Lentz, Will Brooks, Jeremy Thomas