Will Brooks reveals he fought Michael Chandler with torn hamstring

November 24, 2014 2:58 pm by BJPENN.COM News


Earlier this month at Bellator 131, Will Brooks scored an impressive fourth round TKO win over Michael Chandler to win the vacant lightweight title, a belt he believes was rightfully his to begin with given that he was the interim champion.

What makes Brooks win more impressive is that he won the bout with a torn hamstring.

He spoke to MMAJunkie about the injury, and why he chose to fight despite the injury.

“I just refused to not fight.”

Brooks explained that he and teammate Nik Lentz were drilling takedown defense on a slippery mat when he felt a pop. He went on to reveal he went to the hospital, where he learned he had a grade-2 hamstring tear, which doesn’t require surgery, but rather 1-2 months of recover, followed by heavy physical therapy.

“As soon as he said that, me and my girlfriend walked out of the room,” Brooks said. “We were like, ‘Nah, that’s not really an option.’”

About BJPENN.com

Shouted out after victory to the UFC masses, BJPENN.COM is the home to multiple time champion BJ Penn. After a decade of on-line operation BJPENN.COM has evolved into the most reliable destination for all your fighter interviews, fighter blogs and MMA/UFC news stories.

Advertise with us

For all advertising inquiries click here.

About us

Please contact us for all website inquiries.