Soon after May 23, 2019, Damon Jackson believed his possibilities of getting back again to the UFC were over.
Jackson, who had a few fights in the UFC from 2014-2016 and did not get a win and was cut, fought in LFA hoping to get a different crack. Nonetheless, just after decades of seeking nothing at all came up. So, Jackson signed with the PFL and hoped successful the event would open that door once again. Nonetheless, in his first struggle, he was knocked out by Movlid Khaibulaev in just 10 seconds by a flying knee. He was then pulled from the tournament and he requested for his release.
Pursuing his release, Jackson signed back again with LFA and following 1 gain was signed on just days detect to fight Mirsad Bektic at UFC Vegas 11. For the 32-calendar year-outdated, it was surreal when he obtained the phone.
“I couldn’t visualize this, it is surreal. It is brain-blowing as when I had a 5-struggle successful streak in LFA I was waiting for the UFC,” Damon Jackson explained to BJPENN.com. “I waited like eight months and no a person was providing me a combat so I had to indication with PFL. It was a two-yr offer and with any luck ,, I could get again to the UFC. Immediately after I obtained knocked out and was pulled from the tournament I got out of my deal. I got back again to LFA and needed to get two or 3 wins and get back to the UFC.”
Not only did Jackson get the cellular phone contact to fight in the UFC but he would also be getting on Mirsad Bektic who has a large amount of hype. To get that combat, and get a submission get and with a bonus is just surreal.
“He has a bunch of buzz and I even advised my supervisor and coach about this matchup a thirty day period in the past. I had a bizarre feeling his opponent wouldn’t make it to the combat so when the combat fell out we were being all about it,” Damon Jackon said. “There was no one particular else for Sean Shelby to bring in and they brought me in. I appreciated the simple fact I could arrive in and struggle a person who was ranked and a notable identify.
“It was also a superior matchup for me. He does not like to get hit and when he will get strike he shoots. If he is not sitting in facet handle his best video game is not that scary,” he added. “He doesn’t land floor and pound or tries for submissions he just controls truly very well. So, I was really wonderful with the struggle going to the ground. Either way, I will be able to post him.”
Subsequent the gain, Damon Jackson is wanting to create off the momentum and get a different combat this 12 months and get the job done his way up the featherweight rankings.
“I’m seeking to get yet another a person. I want something lined up in November and create off this momentum. I really don’t want to simply call another person out, I know the UFC will get me anything superior following this gain,” Jackson concluded.
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