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Bellator’s Will Brooks, ‘Pitbull’ Bros Involved in Brawl

It seems as if a longtime feud between Bellator lightweight champion Will Brooks and the “Pitbull” brothers, Patricio and Patricky Freire, has gotten physical.

Brooks, who claims he was ambushed by the Freire brothers, took to social media to publicize the issue. The 155-pound champion claims he was on the phone with his mother when they came at him with a “sucker punch” while he was being held back by members of the “Pitbull” team.

Patricio took to Twitter as well, claiming a majority of what Brooks was saying was untrue. The featherweight champion said Brooks came at them first, hitting the younger Freire brother. Patricio said Brooks came at him shortly after, prompting the elder “Pitbull” to defend himself with a punch.

There is no word on how Bellator plans to address the situation, just two days before the promotion is set to host an event in St. Louis.

“We are looking into the situation and gathering surveillance footage at this time,” the promotion said to MMAFighting. “We have no further comment at this time.”

The entire stream of Tweets and claims can be seen below.

Brooks is scheduled to defend his lightweight title against Marcin Held in the co-main event at Bellator 145. Despite reportedly being jumped and punched by the Freires, the lightweight champ said he still has every intent of defending his title at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri this Friday.

Patricio Freire also defends his title Friday, facing off against a familiar foe in Daniel Straus in the headlining slot. It’ll be the third time the two face off inside the Bellator cage.

 

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