The COVID-19 pandemic is time well spent for Aaron Jeffery.
While the virus has affected many people’s professional lives, the Canadian middleweight is staying busy. After spending close to a year outside of the cage, Jeffery has picked up two main-event victories in the span of two months.
“I’m just happy to be active,” Jeffery said.
“I wrote down a list of things I wanted to do and one thing was three fights in 2020 and I didn’t get one till August, but now we are at two wins, so we’re going to try and make it a third.”
Aaron Jeffery is on a run
A three fight win streak, including two victories during the COVID-19 pandemic is not enough for Jeffery. The 27-year-old is eying another quick turnaround in order to complete his goal of three fights during 2020.
Just two months later, Jeffery headlined LFA 93 against unbeaten prospect Andre Petroski on Oct. 16. After Petroski put on a takedown-heavy first round performance, Jeffery put his opponent away via TKO in the second round.
A return to SFT or LFA are all options for Jeffery. The one he favorites most is another opportunity for a UFC contract.
“It’s probably the LFA title shot or the UFC,” Jeffery said. “My manager is the one, he thinks this could be the one that gets me into the UFC.”
The next one
Jeffery won seven out of his last eight fights. The loss came via first-round submission to current UFC middleweight Brendan Allen on Dana White’s Contender Series in July 2019.
His only other loss came to current UFC welterweight Sean Brady, who is undefeated at 13-0. If the UFC does not come calling, Jeffery could be eying another UFC talent outside of the octagon.
One name Jeffery is interested in is former UFC welterweight Kyle Stewart, who currently fights in the LFA middleweight division. Stewart is on a two-fight win streak after being cut by the UFC, following losses in his only two octagon appearances.
Jeffery considers Stewart as his best option if not the UFC.
“I’m hearing Kyle Stewart a lot,” Jeffery said. “I’m sure the UFC eyes are on him if they signed him before. He’s a guy they would think about signing again, so yeah, I think that is the perfect type of guy for me to fight.”
As big as the last
Jeffery is getting used to calling his next fight the one that will get him signed to the UFC. His recent win streak is the second longest of his career.
He rattled four-consecutive victories between 2016 and 2019, earning him a spot on Dana Whit’s Contender Series. According to Jeffery, he is open to other promotions like Bellator MMA if the offer is right.
For now, it’s LFA or the UFC. No matter what promotions, Jeffery is determined to get one more in before the new year.
“I’ve been saying that a couple fights here in a row, but I think the next one has got to be the one if it wasn’t this one,” Jeffery said. “I just take one fight at a time, every fight is as big as the last.”
Aaron Jeffery spoke to MyMMANews about booking one for fight in 2020. See the full interview in the video above.
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