Broke my rib in the first. No time to feel bad for myself, I'll be back. #ivesurvivedworse
— Will Brooks (@TRILLwillbrooks) October 2, 2016
From his reaction after the fight, it was evident Will Brooks was hurting Saturday at UFC Fight Night 96.
Brooks, a former Bellator champion, confirmed on social media that he suffered a broken rib in the first round of his co-main event bout with Alex Oliveira. Brooks lost via third round TKO to Oliveira, who missed weight by over five pounds.