Damon Jackson, a UFC fighter, never backs down no matter what. Fans should admire Damon Jackson’s dedication; despite his brother’s untimely death, the UFC Fight Night 210 winner never contemplated withdrawing.
MMA Junkie reports that Damon Jackson’s stunning win at UFC Fight Night 210 was bittersweet. Jackson (22-4-1 MMA, 5-2-1 UFC) handed Pat Sabatini (17-4 MMA, 4-1 UFC) his first octagon loss this past Saturday at the UFC Apex with a first-round TKO.
Jackson’s brother had died just four days before the fight, thus it was a sad night for him. Jackson, on the other hand, had no intention of retiring and was able to honor his brother in spectacular fashion.
“Going back to two months ago whenever I tore my pec in some way, if I wanted to pull out, I would have pulled out then. It never even crossed my mind, but he’s been there for me my entire career and supported me from fighting local amateur shows to getting all the way to the UFC. He’s been a really big fan of me and just been there for a long time, just done everything for me, and (it was a) very unexpected loss.”
“I haven’t gotten to see my family yet. I definitely want to get there to them and just make this more a reality, because I feel like it still hasn’t kicked in, because I haven’t seen anyone yet. I haven’t been around my family yet, haven’t got to see them cry or anything. So it’s definitely nice to get past the fight and have it turn out the way it did, and now I can kind of go and be a normal human again.”
Not only was Jackson’s finish outstanding and bonus-winning, but it came against a highly touted talent in Sabatini. Jackson also stated that he is someone to keep an eye on.
“I’m a top prospect. I want big fights. I saw him as a good opponent for sure, and he had some hype, because he’s on a four-fight win streak, and that’s not easy to do, but I’m on a three-fight win streak before that fight. Now I’m on a four-fight win streak, so I don’t look at these guys like they’re above me, I just look at everyone in my division as someone I can take out, and any day, any time, someone can lose.”
Damon’s recent days have been particularly difficult as a result of his brother’s death. He did his best, however, and made his name count. What are your thoughts on Damon’s dedication? Let us know in the comments. Stay tuned to Thirsty for more information.
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