Jarred Brooks, also known as “The Monkey God,” is the current holder of the ONE Strawweight World Championship. He is known for his exceptional wrestling ability as well as his unrelenting aggression in the Circle. However, aside of combat, the 30-year-old fighter from Warsaw, Indiana is also a maestro on the microphone. He is known to put together a song or two for his adversaries in order to get inside their heads.
The fact that Brooks is able to link together many bars with relatively little effort leads him to believe that he is a specialist in lyrical composition. And all of this is as a direct result of the significant influence that rap and hip hop have exerted on his life.
In a recent interview with ONE Championship, Brooks discussed the ways in which hip hop has influenced the development of his personality as well as the significance that music holds for him.
The ‘Monkey God’ had this to say:
“I would say that in terms of rap, it was more of a case of you gotta put yourself out there,” he said. Similar to Eminem, he was making himself more visible to the public than he would have liked. And he was even pointing fingers at men serving in the Congress of the United States. He simply did not give a damn about anything. Therefore, that was the driving force behind me becoming fearless in everything that I do.
In spite of this, Brooks acknowledges that not every rap that he creates is successful, even going so far as to use a famous wrestler turned rapper as an example. He continued:
And things work sometimes, and sometimes they don’t. If I were a jerk and people didn’t like me, though, that would be an entirely different situation. John Cena, he clearly did not comprehend that. Because he was unable to settle on a character for the WWE, he was on the verge of being let go. The most interesting person I know is myself.”
Will Brooks come up with a rap for his subsequent adversary? To get an answer to that question, we will have to wait a few more days.
At ONE Fight Night 13: Allazov vs. Grigorian, the ONE flyweight submission grappling world title will be on the line when ONE strawweight world champion ‘The Monkey God’ Jarred Brooks takes on BJJ icon ‘Darth Rigatoni’ Mikey Musumeci. This fight will be streamed live on Prime Video.
On Friday, August 4, the event will be telecast live from the illustrious Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand.
Amazon Prime Video offers viewers in the United States and Canada the opportunity to watch all of the action live and completely free of charge.