Brok Weaver is one of, if not, the best pound-for-pound talker in MMA today. The proud native is remembered for an electrifying post-fight interview on the Contender Series where he tried to convince Dana White to give him a UFC contract. And convinced he did.
Weaver’s newly signed four-fight contract with the UFC would end abruptly however. “Chata Tuska” would be cut from the UFC last month, after enduring a two-fight losing streak to Roosevelt Roberts and Jalin Turner.
Weaver would roll with the punches, providing a heart-felt message upon his UFC release and a new quest to get back into the UFC.
“Last week I was released by the UFC so it’ll be even harder to get back.” Weaver said. “I’ve removed all the distractions from my life and won’t make any excuses for my situation but this is my life now, fighting is my job, improving in the gym and getting back in the UFC is the only thing I’m focusing on.”
“The world hasn’t seen Brok Weaver yet, they’ve seen a version of me that someone else wanted and that’s not what or who I am, the savage is back, the old Brok is back and I won’t let anyone get in my way. I fought my way into the UFC and I’m about to fight my way back in again!”
In an exclusive interview with MMA Island, Weaver says we should expect him to be back home in the UFC within two more fights. Two more fights or another promotion that would benefit him.
Going into his most recent fight, the ATT product would cross the border illegally to Mexico to headline IKON Fighting Federation 6. He would showcase his new and improved ground game, dominating his opponent Alexander Barahona on his own turf, in Los Mochis, Sinaloa. Round after round, Weaver would be on the hunt for the submission.
Unfortunately, it never came as the Mexican would not run out of heart. However, it was enough to secure Weaver a clear unanimous decision win (30-26, 30-27, 30-27) when it was all said and done. This would break Weaver’s 2-fight losing streak from the UFC.
What came afterwards nobody could prepare for.
Women’s MMA star Pearl Gonzales would be the first to conduct an interview with the victor. And man, does Brok Weaver know how to cut a promo.
“I came here not knowing anybody. I don’t speak a lick of Spanish.” Weaver told the Mexican crowd and those watching around the world. “I’m doing whatever it takes to get my job back.”
“I’m not telling [the UFC] to give me my job back right now. But when I told y’all on the Contender [Series], how I got saved, I was married… look all that thing with the records. I got soft. I got comfortable and this is not a sport you cannot be comfortable in.
“It’s a lonely sport. It’s like my boy [unintelligible] said in the interview. You gotta be comfortable with being uncomfortable.“
Weaver pitched his name to be once again heard by the UFC (and Hollywood?). He would also share a message of love to his tribe and to other tribes in his speech.
“My people, my Mohawks, I love y’all man. I love y’all. Thank y’all for supporting me. This has been a crazy journey. I’m making a complete [expletive] movie out of this whole [expletive] trip.
“Thank y’all tribes around the world. Canadian tribes American tribes, Mexican descendants, y’all are natives too. I love everybody. Thank you!”
There wasn’t a mic drop, but perhaps the speech was so well executed, you’d imagine there was one.
Brok Weaver is back in the win column and is possibly one or more stops away from getting back into the UFC.