Lito Adiwang of the Lakay team. A CHAMPIONSHIP
MANILA, Philippines – Lito Adiwang is used to chatting, but it’s a rare occasion to see the strawweight contender get angry with his opponents, and so was UFC veteran Jared Brooks.
Although Brooks didn’t target Adiwang directly, the American was quick to fire his Team Lakay teammate and ONE strawweight champion Joshua Pacio.
Brooks said he would “tear up” Pacio and prove he’s the best strawweight in the world, and those words didn’t suit Adiwang.
“I think he’s just an unlucky guy who talks and acts like a monkey. Guess that’s why he’s called “the monkey god” because he’ll try to bluff and get into his opponents’ heads before the fight and that’s really all he could. do, ”Adiwang said.
Brooks will debut in ONE Championship in ONE: NEXTGEN III at a delayed event at Singapore Indoor Stadium which airs on November 26 and welcoming him in the promotion is Adiwang.
“I’m ready to humiliate him and show him that the lions in this division eat monkeys like him for breakfast,” Adiwang said.
Brooks and Adiwang were originally scheduled to fight in April this year, but that match was called off after the Baguio City native contracted COVID-19.
Since his recovery, Adiwang has dominated Hexi Getu with a unanimous decision in September.
“I have improved since my last fight. I think I’m a smarter, stronger, tougher fighter now who’s ready to continue winning in the strawweight division, ”Adiwang said.
“The cancellation of our original game, I think, is also a blessing in disguise as it gave me more time to study her style and check out her strengths and weaknesses. With that in mind, I think I can achieve my goals when I fight him and that is to humiliate him inside the ONE Circle. “
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