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Will Brooks had his eyes set on the UFC since day 1

WILL BROOKS HAD HIS EYES SET ON THE UFC SINCE DAY 1
By Brett Okamoto, ESPN Staff writer
For about an 18-month stretch around 2009 and 2010, Will Brooks says he couldn't afford a one-bedroom apartment in the Chicago suburbs.

He often had nowhere to sleep besides his 1993 Dodge Avenger, but that was difficult to pull off in the winter. Brooks says the car had leather seats, which were near impossible to sleep on in colder months.

When desperate, Brooks would sneak into the gym where he trained and slept, purposefully leaving the back door open during practice so he could get in later.


 

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