Get ready for the comeback of Bellator middleweight contender Aaron Jeffery. In an exclusive interview, he shares his excitement about the upcoming bout, discusses potential opponents like Mousasi and Edwards, and reflects on the twists in his journey, including a missed title shot.
After a hiatus since last August, well-established Bellator middleweight contender Aaron Jeffery is gearing up for his next bout. While the identity of his opponent remains a mystery, speculations point to the likes of Gegard Mousasi, Fabian Edwards, or Grant Neal. Jeffery, known for facing some of the best in the 185-pound division, is eager to step back into the spotlight.
In an interview with Cageside Press, Jeffery expressed his excitement, stating, "I finally got some fight news so I’m pumped to get back in there." Having confronted formidable opponents in the past, including Sean Brady and Andre Petroski, Jeffery's return promises another thrilling showdown.
Despite a previous victory over Dalton Rosta, Jeffery won't be challenging Bellator Middleweight Champion Johnny Eblen. The merger of PFL and Bellator led to a champions versus champions card, featuring Eblen against PFL Light Heavyweight Champion Impa Kasanganay, a teammate of Jeffery. Despite missing a title shot, Jeffery is supportive and thrilled for his teammate's success.
Jeffery, known for making the mullet more famous than Billy Ray Cyrus, splits his training between Niagara Top Team and Kill Cliff FC. He appreciates the vibes at Kill Cliff, resembling his home gym, and values the diverse training experiences with middleweights and light heavyweights.
Jeffery acknowledges the uncertainties in the merged promotion landscape, emphasizing the business side of the sport. Despite challenges, he maintains a realistic perspective, recognizing the limited influence fighters have in the complex dynamics of the MMA industry.
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