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Dustin Jacoby credits preparation, become assured he would attain Darren Stewart

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – AUGUST 28: (L-R) Dustin Jacoby punches Darren Stewart of England in a middleweight fight for the length of the UFC Warfare Evening event at UFC APEX on August 28, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

“It went precisely how I thought it become going to. Darren’s extraordinarily refined. He came out swinging, and ultimate admire I said he would, he shot first. It become an even shot. He took me down, (nonetheless) I got correct reduction up. … Then he hit me with one other one and when I become sitting there, I become ultimate relaxed. I become admire, ‘All correct – I’m going to restful down for a minute.’ I felt him squeezing me with all the pieces he had; I knew that become going to be a detriment to him. It become going to desire his fuel away. When I got reduction up, I knew it become time to tee off.”

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – AUGUST 28: (L-R) Darren Stewart of England punches Dustin Jacoby in a middleweight fight for the length of the UFC Warfare Evening event at UFC APEX on August 28, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

“I never thought of that main into the fight. Each and each day, I suggested myself I become going to attain this guy. I said, ‘I’m design larger than this guy.’ This fight week, when I become having a survey in any appreciate people’s picks for the fight, all people – no longer a single particular person picked Stewart. Everyone become selecting me. Of direction, I become a 2-1 licensed. When I noticed that, that assign a limited bit drive (on me). I procure to hunt steadily anyone hotfoot for the diversified guy. Then I’m admire, ‘Man, all people expects me to deem. That’s drive.’ But I’m constructed for the drive. I’ve been via it to in finding to it, and I proved that tonight.”

“I actually don’t beget any inuries. Of direction, I’ll potentially desire per week to restful down. But you’ll look for me reduction again this Three hundred and sixty five days, no question. … I ultimate mediate (I’d procure to fight) anyone in the conclude 15, prime 20 – correct there in that larger echelon of the division. I mediate I will be able to hold. I know I will be able to hold, and I desire to continue proving that.”

To listen to extra from Jacoby, take a look at out the video of the beefy publish-fight interview above.

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