06-05-2011, 08:46 PM
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| | Jonathan Brookins looks to return at UFC Fight Night 25 – at featherweight
Jonathan Brookins looks to return at UFC Fight Night 25
After injuries pulled him out of his first bookings since winning "The Ultimate Fighter 12" in 2010, Jonathan Brookins finally has a date scheduled for his return. |
He also has a new weight class.
The former WEC fighter and fan favorite told MMAjunkie.com Radio (MMAjunkie.com Radio | MMAjunkie.com) he's got a spot on September's UFC Fight Night 25 event in New Orleans, and he's looking to make his return to 145 pounds at the show.
A venue hasn't been announced for the Spike TV-televised card, but the date is set.
"Sept. 17," Brookins said. "I don't know exactly who I'm fighting, but they said that's when I'm fighting."
And Brookins (12-3 MMA, 1-0 UFC), who won "TUF" as a lightweight, is returning to featherweight, a division in which he competed once in the WEC (and suffered a third-round TKO loss to now-champ Jose Aldo).
"I'm going to drop down to the 145-pound division," he said. "There, I think I can make the most fireworks. There are a lot of great fights there.
"I do kind of want to go after (Mark) Hominick and Aldo and those guys – not in a malicious way ... but those are the guys who really spark my interest."
Since his initial loss to Aldo, Brookins has won four consecutive pro fights. He also won four exhibition bouts on "TUF 12" before a victory over Michael Johnson at the show's live finale back in December.
Brookins had been scheduled for returns at UFC 129 (against John Makdessi) and this weekend's TUF 13 Finale event (against Jeremy Stephens), but a broken orbital halted those plans. Brookins said it wasn't anything especially serious and that it affected "the bottom floor of my eye and caught up some nerves and stuff." He was able to do most of his training, but the injury would "tease" him and make itself known at sporadic times.
But expecting to be fully healthy by September, he's anticipating a return to featherweight, and – possibly – a rematch with Aldo sometime down the line.
There are many paths to freedom....not all are peaceful.
06-06-2011, 03:50 PM
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Brookins...you going down and wanting to fight Aldo or Hominick is not going to work out well. MacDonald hit you pretty much at will and only lost that fight because he gassed...guess what, Aldo and esp Hominick are NOT going to gas out and they will tko you to the moon. I still think that Jeremy Stephens would have re-arranged Brookins face had Brookins not been injured.
Best of luck to him but down in 145 he'd really better learn how to keep his chin tucked.
LW-Stout, Cerrone, Jim Miller
WW-GSP, Fitch, Goulet, Rory
HW-Carwin, Barry, Russow
classic - "this is the dumbest thing Ive ever heard. thats like me having a picture of Hitler posted, and saying "I dont believe in his politics, but I like to hear him talk" W.Silva>C.Norris
HOSS-Bork, you should spend more time brushing up on your MMA history, and less time complementing guys on how young their penises taste.
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