Although 2020 was one thing of a misplaced 12 months for lots of fighters, for Bellator welterweight Jason Jackson, it was a 12 months the place he did every thing he may to maintain the ball rolling each inside and out of doors the cage, to an excellent diploma of success.
After half a 12 months of ready, Jackson returned to combating in July and proceeded to select up back-to-back wins to shut out 2020. He ended the 12 months on a three-fight successful streak general.
“When every thing was down, I used to be nonetheless up and operating so far as business-wise,” Jackson instructed MMAWeekly.com. “I used to be working outdoors.
“I simply was prefer it was time for me to go on the market and present my value as a result of all people else was locked down, so that they didn’t get to get out and get that work they wanted.”
Although he’s received his final three bouts, Jackson is at all times essential of himself, particularly since all three victories have come by means of resolution.
“I nonetheless make errors that want fixing,” mentioned Jackson. “Each single time I’m going on the market, I see errors that I make and I’m at all times engaged on them, engaged on them.
“Positively wish to be the fighter who will get finishes this 12 months. I wish to end my fights.”
On April 2 in Uncasville, Conn., Jackson (13-4) will look to kick off his 2021 in an enormous manner when he takes on Neiman Gracie (10-1) in a Bellator 255 major card 170-pound bout.
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“I’ve to be Jason Jacks and struggle the best way I understand how to,” Jackson mentioned. “Be stingy, transfer my toes, and struggle (Gracie) on each place. Don’t hand over any place. Don’t give him something. Make him do one thing out of his consolation zone.”
For Jacksonson, his first bout of the 12 months is extraordinarily vital to set the tempo for the remainder of 2021.
“I wish to put a stamp on this one,” mentioned Jackson. “It’s a very huge struggle for me. I can’t let this huge alternative get away; to get a Gracie below my belt; and get an enormous identify, someone who has competed for the (title) below my belt.”