Jordan Young takes on Julius Anglickas in a light-heavyweight bout at Bellator 233. The event goes on Friday, November 8th at WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma. There are several compelling fights on this card including the final foray into the cage for King Mo. The unbeaten Young looks to preserve his spotless record against an individual riding a six-fight win streak with a one hundred percent finishing rate. The bout will go on the preliminary portion of the event.
Training Environment at ATT
Much has been made about some divisiveness in the ATT ranks as of late. Mostly with Colby Covington stirring the pot and getting reactions from fellow teammates Dustin Poirier and most notably Jorge Masvidal. This isn’t something that has created a negative gym environment and isn’t something Jordan Young notices directly.
He said, “It’s business as usual. I don’t even have a problem with Colby. Maybe his personal thing is going on with Colby and Jorge. On my end, I’m just poking fun. Colby gets out there and loves to talk shit. He’s very strong and opinionated about what he stands for. He does remind me of Tekashi a little bit. Tekashi was very tough and said a lot of cool things. But when it came down to it, he was a rat.”
In regards to the Covington/ Masvidal bad blood, Young stated “Two things about him, one his style is the type that……Jorge is trying to knock you out. Colby’s going to hold you until the police come. That’s why I was poking fun at him. The environment in the gym is a positive one. It’s not like there’s any hostility and negativity in the air.”
Young has been able to take advantage of the world-class training he is able to get at American Top Team. Young stated, “Here at American Top Team we have the best fighters in the world at all weight classes. I have a wide selection of training partners.”
Young has been peeling back the curtain recently on social media too. He’s having a good time and offering followers insights into what he’s like as a person. Young stated, “I’ve been having a good time. I’ve been having fun with this. I’m starting to show my personality a little more. And it’s bright. People like that. I don’t like to force things. I’m not trying to force that energy. What you see is really what’s going on over here.”
On several levels, it seems like Jordan Young has been developing as a prizefighter. This is a progression that he has very much noticed. Jordan Young said, “I’m starting to really gain my comfortability and understand how things work.” The future is definitely bright but the immediate focus has to be Jordan Young Bellator 233.
As far as the man who will stand opposite from him on fight night, Young knows what he is getting into. While he is showing a base level of respect for his adversary, the confidence in his ability to get it done still permeates through.
Jordan Young quipped, “He hasn’t fought anybody that is on my level. I didn’t look into him too much. Saw his last fight for the contender show and then I looked beyond that for his RFA or LFA, whatever you want to call it, title fight. I fought people that are on a higher level than him. This kid is big and he’s strong. It’s his first fight in Bellator so I will take him as seriously as I’ve taken anyone else in my career. I plan on getting him out of there within the first ten minutes, most definitely.”
Young is at a key point in his career. An undefeated fighter on the rise who keeps finishing guys in impressive fashion. He is happy with Bellator but his contract is in a unique position. Multiple promotions could very well have Jordan Young featured.
He said, “I pay attention to all the fights. I would love to go to Rizin too. Something else that hasn’t really been highlighted or spoken about too much, this is the last fight on my Bellator contract. I love Bellator. I’ve had a great time here. Hopefully, me and Bellator can sit down and we can proceed. Then we can talk about matches with top guys in the Bellator light-heavyweight division. I only see the division growing. That’s what excites me. There’s potential for a tournament.” Jordan Young Bellator 233; it all goes down on Friday, November 8th.
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