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Jarred Brooks issues statement after his loss against Joshua Pacio

LockerRoom Team
Calendar Icon03 March 2024

In the wake of a controversial ending to his rematch against Joshua "The Passion" Pacio at ONE 166: Qatar, Jarred "The Monkey God" Brooks exhibited exceptional sportsmanship and integrity with a heartfelt message to his opponent.

Following the disqualification due to an illegal move that led to Pacio retaining his ONE Strawweight MMA World Title, Brooks took to social media to express his sentiments. In a poignant statement posted on his Twitter account, Brooks extended his well wishes to Pacio, expressing remorse for the unintended outcome of the bout.

"@joshuapacio wish nothing but the best for you brother I hope you’re okay I am sorry for letting down my family and the organization. I did not intentionally do anything. #andnew congratulations," wrote Brooks in full.

Brooks' message exemplified humility and respect, showcasing his genuine concern for his opponent's well-being and acknowledging the disappointment of the disqualification. Despite the unexpected turn of events, Brooks displayed grace in defeat, emphasizing his commitment to sportsmanship and fair competition.

The statement resonated deeply with fans and fellow athletes, earning praise for Brooks' integrity and class in the face of adversity. As the mixed martial arts community reflected on the controversial ending to the bout, Brooks' gesture served as a reminder of the values of honor and mutual respect that define the sport.

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While the outcome of the rematch may have been contentious, Brooks' display of sportsmanship and integrity provided a poignant conclusion to the encounter, reaffirming the importance of camaraderie and compassion in the world of combat sports.


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