New baby, new promotion, new format: For Will Brooks, PFL 2 is one man’s ‘own personal rebirth’

Ten days before the beginning of the next chapter of his professional life, Will Brooks was in a Florida hospital obsessing over a different kind of long-awaited day. Rather than fret over the stakes of his upcoming PFL 2 debut, Brooks was by his wifes side, the only place on Earth hed want to be on this muggy Monday afternoon, watching as the next chapter of his private life penned itself in real-time in front of his eyes. By nightfall, the main character of that new chapter had revealed himself to the world. His name was Jaxon, a happy, healthy baby boy. Brooks second child. His first son.

The latest motivator in a long line of motivators that has brought the former champion to the precipice of what he calls his own personal rebirth.

The Brooks family returned home to Coconut Creek a few days later, little more than a week out from papas Professional Fighters League debut, in tow with the clans newest little member, who wore a personalized beanie to celebrate the occasion. The rigors that accompany a newborn do not make for easy living, as any new parent can attest especially with a potentially career-altering crossroads looming. But for Brooks, difficult living may as well be routine, because nothing about the past two years has been easy.

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