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Brooks, Adiwang engage in word war

Joey Villar - The Philippine Star
Brooks, Adiwang engage in word war
Lito Adiwang
ONE Championship

MANILA, Philippines — Lito Adiwang has fallen into the trap set by new ONE Championship signee Jared Brooks, whom the Filipino fighter will battle in ONE: NextGen III a tape-delayed event from Singapore airing on Nov. 26.

Brooks launched a tirade against reigning strawweight titlist Joshua Pacio, the 28-year-old Adiwang’s stablemate.

Brooks said he would “rip him (Pacio) apart.” And it triggered Adiwang.

“I think he’s just an unlucky guy who talks and acts like a monkey. I guess that’s why he calls himself ‘The Monkey god’ because he will try to bluff and get in his opponents’ head before the fight and that’s really all he could do,” said Adiwang.

“I am ready to humble him and show him that the lions in this division eat monkeys like him for breakfast,” he added.

Adiwang has improved to 13-3 after a unanimous decision win over Chinese Hexi Hexigetu last month.

Brooks, on the other hand, has won 16 of his 18 fights including a unanimous decision triumph over Japanese Haruo Ochi in Bellator 237 in 2019.

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