Most fighters accidental that you larn much with a nonaccomplishment than a win. For Bubba Jenkins, helium was humbled aft his nonaccomplishment successful the 2021 PFL season.
Jenkins (16-5) returns this Thursday to the PFL for his 2nd season. He mislaid a unanimous determination to Chris Wade successful the semi-finals aft being a flimsy favourite successful his past outing. It was Jenkins’ archetypal nonaccomplishment successful 5 years and snapped a five-fight triumph streak.
The nonaccomplishment besides humbled the erstwhile NCAA champion.
“I was highly disappointed. But mostly, I was humbled and hungry. That’s the 2 H’s that I walked distant with aft the loss. I was humbled, and past it was the impulse to privation to get backmost to that place, the drive,” Jenkins told Cageside Press successful an exclusive interview. “So, to get that accidental and fto it gaffe similar that, erstwhile it was my accidental and to lose, it was definitely, decidedly devastating. But I’ve been done a batch of things successful my life. And, you know, it was 1 of the things that, you know, if it doesn’t termination you, makes you stronger…But yeah, I was humbled successful that fight; I got humbled and ate a batch of humble pie, not lone during that combat but afterwards. The Chris Wade combat was an oculus opener, for sure.”
Jenkins besides revealed that helium was dealing with immoderate idiosyncratic problems starring into his semi-final fight. As a result, helium felt similar helium was already defeated going into the fight.
“I mislaid that combat earlier I stepped into the cage,” Jenkins said. “But props to Chris Wade successful doing what helium did. I’m determined to spot him again. You know, of course, we got the satellite rubric and we got the cardinal dollars. Those are things to look guardant to, but thing would beryllium amended than moving that 1 back.”
“I conscionable had a batch of things going connected successful my beingness and wasn’t arsenic focused arsenic I needed to be. I wasn’t arsenic humbled and successful my place. I was warring a divorce, warring for my children, warring this and that. So you know, it was a batch going connected successful the Bubba Jenkins beingness extracurricular of the cage, and astatine that time, arsenic overmuch arsenic the cardinal dollars and the championship- determination were conscionable bigger things successful beingness for me,” Jenkins said.
“Bad Man” fights Kyle Bochniak connected 2 weeks’ announcement this Thursday. He predicts a knockout. “I sound him retired successful 1 of 2 ways: either connected his feet oregon connected the ground, and a referee pulls maine off.”
Watch the remainder of our interrogation with PFL 2’s Bubba Jenkins above.