Jarred Brooks went there! He supposedly threatened to remove Lito Adiwang‘s mullet after beating him and it is fair to say the Filipino was not impressed.

While we can’t find the comment in question Adiwang saw it and he doesn’t sounds happy,

“I saw his comments in my (Instagram) post that he wants to cut my mullet after beating me,” Adiwang says.

Adiwang admits he was ‘irritated’ by this. A bit of pre fight banter is one thing but the Filipino feels that his trademark hair style should be off bounds,

“Let’s settle the score first, then maybe he can worry about that after. Because he’s got so many more problems other than my mullet.”

Really excited

The fight was originally scheduled for the ONE on TNT series earlier this year. It was postponed but finally took place earlier this month and will be being broadcast on November 16th.

Adiwang is glad to finally be facing the UFC and Rizin veteran,

“I’m just very happy that at least, despite it being canceled a few months ago, it’s finally happening. I want to test my skills against the best in the world. And yeah, Jarred thinks that he’s the best in this division. So I want to test my skills against him.”

Brooks believes he is the best strawweight in the world and that clearly motivates Adiwang,

“I’m really, really excited about this fight because he said that he’s the best in the world, and that’s the thing for me. I really want to test my skills against the best. So I’m really looking forward to this one.”

Similar style

He is coming off an impressive win over Hexigetu at ONE: ‘Revolution’. Adiwang was able to use his trademark aggression to secure the decision win and was delighted with his performance,

“The Hexigetu fight is a blessing because they (Hexigetu and Jarred Brooks) have some kind of similarities. So it’s a good warmup fight for me,” he said.

Brooks has been on Adiwang’s mind for a long time. The fight has been more than six months in the making and having known the identity of his opponent for so long the Filipino says there are ‘no excuses’,

“I don’t think he has excuses anymore because the postponement gave us both time to prepare longer. I don’t want to say anything anymore, Let’s go. Let’s get this done.”