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Jonathan Brookins looks to return at UFC Fight Night 25 – at featherweight

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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 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.

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Wow, what a shocker. Another TUF guy drops in weight.

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Posted by Twenty20Dollars

Wow, what a shocker. Another TUF guy drops in weight.



To be fair he's pretty much always been a FW and he belongs in that division.

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Posted by Twenty20Dollars

Wow, what a shocker. Another TUF guy drops in weight.



To be fair he's pretty much always been a FW and he belongs in that division.



Agreed. He pulled a Mike Swick.

Swick originally signed up to be a Middleweight on TUF, but they needed another Light Heavyweight and said he could only be on the show if he moved up. He did, and after the show he moved back down to Middleweight, and eventually Welterweight. Sounds like Brookins just took the chance and went with it.

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But I think if the UFC wants fighters at the weight class they do TUF at, then they should do a better evulation of the guys they pick for the show.

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Posted by Twenty20Dollars

But I think if the UFC wants fighters at the weight class they do TUF at, then they should do a better evulation of the guys they pick for the show.



There's no question about that. They do an awful job at scouting "talent" for TUF. A natural featherweight won the lightweight TUF tourney. That says enough as it is.

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Always thought he was quite lean as it was..!! I

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He should be good at featherweight
Curious who gets him first.

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Posted by Budgellism


Posted by Twenty20Dollars

But I think if the UFC wants fighters at the weight class they do TUF at, then they should do a better evulation of the guys they pick for the show.



There's no question about that. They do an awful job at scouting "talent" for TUF. A natural featherweight won the lightweight TUF tourney. That says enough as it is.



A lot of the guys they get for the show don't know they're better at a lower weight class until they get the better sponsors, training partners, nutrition, and strength training as a direct result of having been on the show. In my opinion the show provides many of them with the means to get to the lower weight class where they can be more successful.

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Brookins faced Aldo and got dismantled but he should stay at featherweight cause at lightweight he'd be outmatched in size and strength by alot of the division like Gleison Tibau is huge for the division so it's a pretty good move career wise. Maybe he should get Grispi first that kinda makes sense. Or Leonard Garcia would be good also.

Post #10   6/7/11 9:12:00AM