Video Interview at American Top Team in (South Florida) Coconut Creek with UFC lightweight Will Brooks, a former defensive back at Harper Junior College in Palatine, Ill., who will compete at UFC 216 on Saturday, Oct. 7 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
A former Bellator champ, Brooks (19-3) fights The Carny Nik Lentz (29-8-2), which will be seen on FX at 8 p.m., before the pay-per-view showing.
Brooks, a new father who trains at American Top Team in Coconut Creek, discusses winning a Bellator title, growing up in the inner city of Chicago, his parents, his nickname, playing football, depression, transitioning to MMA, the Chicago Bears, Walter Payton, pizza and more.
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Video interview with Ill Will Brooks
Brooks Twitter https://twitter.com/ILLxWillBrooks?lang=en
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In the main event on pay-per-view, No.2 El Cucuy Tony Ferguson (23-3) faces No.7 The Motown Phenom Kevin Lee (16-2) for the interim lightweight title.
Also, Flyweight champ Demetrious Mighty Mouse Johnson (26-2-1) defends his title against No.3 The Tazmexican Devil Ray Borg (11-2).
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UFC Will Brooks Bio
NICKNAME: Ill Will Brooks
WEIGHT CLASS: Lightweight
AGE: 30 - Born 10/8/86
FIGHTING OUT OF: Coconut Creek, Fla. by way of Chicago
LANGUAGES SPOKEN: English
TRAINER: American Top Team. Kami (Head coach), Mike Brown (Assistant head coach), Mikey Rod (Boxing coach) and Steve Bruno (MMA striking coach).
TRAINING: I train 2-3 times a day depending on what day it is. Every day is a different day of drills, from wrestling, grappling, boxing, conditioning, sparring and MMA striking. I follow whatever schedule my coach has for me that day.
PROFESSIONAL MMA RECORD: 19-3
Favorite grappling technique: Head and arm choke
Twitter account name: @illwillbrooks86
Facebook account: ILL WILL Brooks fan page
Instagram account: @illwillbrooks86
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