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Brok Weaver’s Redemption Fight

Lightweight Eager To Show His Stuff In The Building Where His UFC Journey Began Read the Full Article Here

Lightweight Eager To Show His Stuff In The Building Where His UFC Journey Began

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Gabriel Green very familiar with UFC on ESPN 9 opponent Daniel Rodriguez, reveals past booking

Gabriel Green will be making his UFC debut on Saturday, but five days ago, he wasn’t even on the roster. At UFC on ESPN 9, Green (9-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will make the walk to the promotion’s cage for the first time, when he takes on UFC sophomore Daniel...

Gabriel Green will be making his UFC debut on Saturday, but five days ago, he wasn’t even on the roster.

At UFC on ESPN 9, Green (9-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will make the walk to the promotion’s cage for the first time, when he takes on UFC sophomore Daniel Rodriguez (11-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) in a welterweight bout.

Green hasn’t competed since August 2018, spending the better half of two years struggling with a reoccurring shoulder injury. In a bizarre twist of fate, a shoulder injury to Rodriguez’s originally scheduled opponent, Kevin Holland, is actually what paved the way for Green to enter the promotion.

“We heard that there was a possibility (Monday) night and that they were going to let us know by the end of the night or early morning,” Green told MMA Junkie on Tuesday. “I got a call at 4:30 in the morning that said, ‘We’re ready. We’re rolling out.’ So that was it. My coach came by. We all jumped in his truck and we took off to Vegas.”

“It definitely feels really good to be here. When I had my first fight, the only place I wanted to go was in the UFC. It feels really good to be there now.”

Though his opponent Rodriguez has only had one UFC fight, he isn’t an unfamiliar name to Green. In fact, Green had been lined up to fight Rodriguez outside the UFC after his most recent fight. However, a broken hand derailed those chances. Almost two years later, the bout will finally come to fruition.

“I was supposed to fight him back in 2018,” Green said. “I was supposed to fight him right after my last fight. When I broke my hand, I had to pull out of the fight with him. I was already pretty much scheduled. I watched film on him back then. I liked the matchup back then, and I thought it was going to be a fun fight. When they offered him right now, I was like, ‘Yeah, let’s do it.’”

Saturday marks the first time UFC fans will be introduced to Green. For those who have never seen him fight, Green expects to put on a memorable performance.

“I bring fireworks,” Green said. “I’ve got nine wins, and they’re all finishes. I go out there and I try to finish. I usually do. I’ve only been to the third round once.

“I think it’s definitely not going the distance. I’m just going to take whatever he gives me.”

UFC on ESPN 9 takes place Saturday at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The event airs on ESPN and streams on ESPN+.

Roosevelt Roberts promises ‘fight to the death’ with Brok Weaver at UFC on ESPN 9

Friday’s most spirited staredown was no accident. While masks covered the faces of lightweights Roosevelt Roberts and Brok Weaver at Friday’s UFC on ESPN 9 fighter faceoffs, the two were audibly bickering while standing nose-to-nose. Friday’s most spirited staredown was no accident: “Roosevelt Roberts (@RoseveltRoberts) promises ‘fight to the...

Friday’s most spirited staredown was no accident.

While masks covered the faces of lightweights Roosevelt Roberts and Brok Weaver at Friday’s UFC on ESPN 9 fighter faceoffs, the two were audibly bickering while standing nose-to-nose.

The two would continue to be heard going back and forth even after they left the stage.

It was an entertaining exchange, though it was a bit unexpected. Afterward, Roberts took to social media to explain the reasoning for his aggression while promising to make Weaver pay for some alleged transgressions.

Make no mistake my beef with @BWeaverufc is very personal, is nothing I hate more then a dog abuser, I want him to feel how it is to be locked in a cage like a dog and forced to fight to the death because this will be to the death.

Weaver recently posted a video of his dog with blood smeared across its face, adding the text “Will make it.” He later messaged another Instagram user who inquired about the dog’s injuries and said that he and his friend put their animals against each other, seemingly suggesting an organized dog fight.

“One of my homies thought his dog could take mine so we put them to the test lol mine won but lost a lil bit of his ear,” Weaver wrote.

Weaver recently told Bloody Elbow that there was a misunderstanding, and that he would never take part in the illegal act of dogfighting.

“I was really not thinking no harm was done because I know dog-fighting is illegal,” Weaver told Bloody Elbow. “A sanctioned dog fight. Where we brought them to each other and made them fight and betted money. That’s animal cruelty. I sent my dog to play with your dog because they lived together for a week.

“It bled a lot but it was just a little clip. A little clip on his ear. He didn’t even care about it. He didn’t even feel it.”

That explanation apparently wasn’t enough for Roberts, and the two made it clear to expect some vicious work in the cage Saturday night.

UFC on ESPN 9 takes place Saturday at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The event airs on ESPN and streams on ESPN+.

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