Jack Jenkins excited to make his UFC debut at UFC 284
Jack Jenkins will be making his UFC debit this weekend at UFC 284 when he takes on Don Shinis.
While it mark his first walk to the octagon in front of a massive crowd, Jenkins isn’t feeling the pressure. In fact, he feels like right where he belongs.
Jenkins has the same coaches now as he’s always had and he always knew that one day he’d be in the UFC, so for Jenkins, this fight is business as usual.
The last time Jenkins fought, it was on Dana White’s Contender Series and Jenkins dominated the fight to earn a UFC contract.
Before that fight, Jenkins had some travel issues, and he feels like he had an impact on his fight. Nonetheless, Jenkins still looked great, but UFC president Dana White referred to Jenkins performance as a “one trick pony.”
Jenkins has no hard feelings over that comment, but he plans on really showcasing his skill set in debut.
In fact, Jenkins won’t have to worry about any travel issues ahead of this fight, as UFC 284 takes place in his home country of Australia, so he’s really looking to make a statement in front of his home country.
Getting to debut in Australia is something that Jenkins is happy to experience, but one day he’s hoping that the UFC will return to his hometown of Melbourne, and he’ll get to pack the arena with all of his family and friends.
Prior to the fight, Jenkins spoke with MyMMANews about matchup with Shinis, his excitement for his debut and his dream to one day fight in his hometown Melbourne, Australia.
You can watch his full interview in the video above.
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A list of fights scheduled for UFC 284 are listed below:
UFC Lightweight Champion Islam Makhachev vs. UFC Featherweight Champion Alex
Volkanovski – for the UFC lightweight title
Yair Rodriguez vs. Josh Emmett – UFC interim featherweight title fight
Jack Della Maddalena vs. Randy Brown
Tyson Pedro vs. Zhang Mingyang
Jack Jenkins vs. Don Shainis
Josh Culibao vs. Melsik Baghdasaryan
Jimmy Crute vs. Alonzo Menifield
Shannon Ross vs. Kleydson Rodrigues
Joel Alvarez vs. Zubaira Tukhugov
Loma Lookboonmee vs. Elise Reed
Blake Bilder vs. Shane Young
Junior Tafa vs, Waldo Cortes-Acosta