Jordan Young on PFL season and his opponent Vinny Magalhaes

Interview with Jordan Young above

The 2021 season of Professional Fighters League is almost ready to get started in just a few weeks, and one man how is hyped up to be making that walk to the PFL cage is Jordan Young. Like all the other PFL fighters Young had to sit out in 2020 when the season was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Despite the time off, Young is in great shape and is ready to make a statement in the light heavyweight tournament. He sat down with My MMA News to discuss the time away and his thoughts on first opponent Vinny Magalhaes.

“I was winning all of 2020,” Young laughed. “But I know what you mean, I definitely lost MMA time in 2020. I spent a lot of time focusing on rehab, I had an injury from my last fight from November of 2019. I used all of 2020 to recover. I stayed fresh mentally, I stayed focused. I would be in the gym for spurts of time when I would go really hard and then there would be other spurts of time when I was drilling and taking it at a slow pace. I stayed in shape, I stayed dedicated to my craft.”

Young had an opponent change recently and now will be facing a Brazilian BJJ specialist in Magalhaes. The change doesn’t really affect Young who knows what he is going to do in the fight and how he is going to attack the season as a whole.

“We are going to snipe Vinny. Snipers don’t miss,” Young explained. “I’m going to spot him with my left hand and I’m going to snipe him with my right. Once I get Vinny out of the way, he is one of the toughest matchups in this tournament. He was added as a late addition so guys weren’t even thinking about Vinny. I think Vinny brings a different problem to the sport of MMA. He’s a sloppy striker, he’s not that good at anything, except Jiu-Jitsu. I’m going to stick to my game plan and my mindset for the rest of the tournament is on eight at a time.

Young will take on Magalhaes in the second PFL of the year on April 29, live from Atlantic City, NJ. Check out the entire interview on YouTube. 

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Nicole Bosco