Bubba Jenkins discusses PFL world title fight, impact of Dewey Cooper, and more

Throughout his entire life and career, PFL featherweight Bubba Jenkins has strived to be the best at every stop along the way. Whether it was competing at the highest level in collegiate wrestling or in the multiple MMA promotions he’s fought in professionally, he’s always believed and showcased himself to be among the best in the world.

After going undefeated in the 2022 PFL season, Bubba Jenkins secured a spot in the featherweight title fight which is scheduled to take place on November 25, where he’ll face Brandon Loughnane for the grand prize of $1 million and the PFL featherweight title. This is Jenkins second season with the PFL and now that he’s knocking on the doorstep of a world title, he understands while it’s all coming to fruition in front of the world, he’s had the belief and confidence that he’s always been among the best in the world at 145 pounds.

In an interview with MyMMANews, Bubba Jenkins discussed his upcoming world title fight against Brandon Loughnane, his upbringing having grown up in Virginia Beach, Virginia, how he got into wrestling and MMA, and much more. Even though he has been competing in professional MMA for over 10 years now, Jenkins also opened up on his special relationship with Dewey Cooper and how the fighter-coach relationship has helped pave the way to a world title fight.

When Jenkins secured his spot in the championship final, he was awaiting the winner of Brendan Loughnane and Chris Wade, which saw Loughnane win by unanimous decision and both winners on the night embraced each other and had a cordial interaction to set the stage for their title fight. However, as the date inches closer, Jenkins wants it to be clear, it won’t be a friendly encounter when the cage door locks behind them and there’s a title and $1 million grand prize awaiting the winner.

Through it all, Bubba Jenkins has gone through life with the confidence and understanding that he will excel at everything he sets out to do, and now that he’s gotten the right opportunities with the PFL, and a coach in Dewey Cooper that has helped him put it all together, he’s ready to set his legacy. A legacy that started in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and a legacy that he plans to set the foundation on November 25, as a building block for his children, and a narrative of his career that can’t be discussed.

Watch the video above for the full interview with Bubba Jenkins.

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Mike Pendleton
Mike Pendleton is a current contributor to MyMMANews while also hosting his "On The Mic" podcast and is a former Associate Producer at Sirius XM's Fight Nation. With a special passion for interviewing and talking to the very best around the fight game, you can read or listen to Mike's work across his multiple outlets. Follow me on Twitter: @MP2310