UNCASVILLE, Conn. – The conditions encompassing Jordan Mein’s marketing debut are distinctive than anticipated – but that does not imply he’s not making the most of the trip.
Regardless of co-headlining Bellator 242 in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mein (31-12 MMA, – BMMA) is relieved to at last be on the grounds through fight 7 days.
“It feels wonderful,” Mein advised MMA Junkie on Wednesday. “I’m fired up to kick off this new chapter below.”
Mein had ups and downs throughout his five-12 months, 9-battle UFC vocation, the place he went 5-4. Soon after his July 2018 gain in excess of Alex Morono, Mein entered totally free company. Before long following, he signed with Bellator.
“I mainly acquired recruited, really,” Mein said. “It was a excellent opportunity for me and I took it truly. I ended up acquiring a few knee surgical procedures. I blew my knee out a few of occasions. That type of took some time – then, the method of just having all this finished. It just took that significantly time. That is kind of what took place. I was wanting to get in there but this was just the time it took.”
What produced Mein choose Bellator over the UFC? Following consulting his father, mentor and supervisor, Lee Mein, felt he explained the summary was attained that the upside was bigger with Bellator.
“It was extra of an option,” Mein reported. “My outdated gentleman was conversing with them and it all just came collectively. We kind of just built that conclusion.”
Mein makes his promotional debut towards on Jason Jackson in the Bellator 242 co-main event. The celebration requires put at Mohegan Sunlight Arena with the main card set to air on Paramount and stream on DAZN pursuing prelims on MMA Junkie. The struggle in between Mein and Jackson was originally targeted for May well, but was delayed because of to Bellator’s coronavirus-induced hiatus.
“We have been supposed to fight in May possibly and then naturally all this things kicked off,” Mein stated. “I’ve been viewing him for a minor whilst – and seeing his education films with his mentor there. It’s a tricky opponent. I have been observing some of his fights in Bellator – and the LFA fights. I didn’t see his Contender Sequence fight but he’s a reliable opponent. It’s heading to be a excellent obstacle.”
The Bellator welterweight title gold is in thing to consider when it will come to plans at his new household, but Mein reported he hopes to place on entertaining fights together the way.
“I want to put on some thrilling fights,” Mein claimed. “It’s easier said than accomplished. We’ll see what happens on Friday here. I’m going to test to make that come about. Putting on interesting fights and seriously walking away after every single single battle and being satisfied with myself and that I went in there and did my ideal.”