Damon Jackson

Damon Jackson: Darrick Minner Can’t ‘Hang With Me on the Ground’

Jackson will look to make it three straight wins and live up to his nickname, “The Leech,” by finishing Minner on the ground. “I feel like my grappling is way better than his,” Jackson told MMASucka. “My wrestling is definitely better. My jiu-jitsu finishes are a lot more technical than his. He gets a lot of people with real fast guillotines and he comes out swinging heavy and makes people go to wrestling, and he takes advantage of that. I see the fight playing out how all my fights do. I’m going to press forward, take him down, and I will get a finish on the ground. Whether it’s a TKO or a submission, either way, I’ll be ready to go for him on the ground.”
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Damon Jackson reveals he fought out his contract at UFC Vegas 50, hopes he starts to get the respect he deserves

Damon Jackson took a risk by fighting out his UFC contract when he took on Kamuela Kirk at UFC Vegas 50. Jackson was coming off a win over Charles Rosa and was 2-1 in his return to the promotion and thought he had a favorable matchup in front of him in Kamuela Kirk. However, when he saw the betting odds had it as a pick’em and that people were picking against him, he says it motivated him to go out and beat Kirk from start to finish until he got the stoppage.
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UFC Vegas 50 video: Damon Jackson wraps up arm-triangle choke to submit Kamuela Kirk in second round

Damon Jackson added another submission to his résumé after putting Kamuela Kirk away on the prelims at UFC Vegas 50. The veteran grappler actually found a lot of success on the feet before eventually putting Kirk on the canvas, where Jackson was suffocating with his top pressure. “The Leech” eventually saw the opening he needed, latching onto an arm-triangle choke that forced Kirk to tap out at the 4:42 mark in the second round.

The MMA Report Podcast: UFC 272 Preview, Damon Jackson and Kyle Prepolec

It’s a pay-per-view fight week for the Ultimate Fighting Championship and get ready for Saturday’s UFC 272 by listening to Jason Floyd and Daniel Galvan preview the fight card. Along with previewing UFC 272, the guys discuss what happened last weekend in mixed martial arts, and have interviews...

The MMA Report Podcast: Chris Gutierrez, Damon Jackson and Steve Garcia

In this edition of The MMA Report Podcast, Jason and Daniel kick off the episode by discussing a tweet UFC welterweight Gilbert Burns sent out over the weekend about financial penalties for fighters missing weight. The guys debate on what Burns tweeted and then get into what happened last weekend at UFC Vegas 39.
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UFC’s Damon Jackson on gruesome cut: ‘I see my blood squirting out like two or three inches’

Damon Jackson suffered a gruesome cut during his fight with Charles Rosa on the preliminary portion of UFC Vegas 39 on Saturday night. The UFC featherweight was caught with a spinning back elbow that immediately opened a cut on the side of his right eyebrow in the beginning of the third round. The damage was quite obvious as Jackson started bleeding profusely on his opponent and the canvas as both men went to the ground. With every submission attempt from Jackson, more blood poured out from the cut and it looked as though the fight was in danger of being stopped. The cagseside physician was eventually requested by the referee, and after an inspection, determined that Jackson could continue. He did so and went on to win a unanimous decision over Rosa.
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Photo: Damon Jackson saw blood ‘squirting’ out of his own head after suffering gruesome cut at UFC Vegas 39

Damon Jackson picked up an impressive win over Charles Rosa on the UFC Vegas 39 prelims but he certainly didn’t walk away from the fight unscathed. A late exchange saw Rosa throw a spinning back elbow that clipped Jackson and opened a gruesome cut on the side of his eyebrow that immediately began pouring blood down on the octagon canvas. The fighters ended up locked in a grappling exchange and there were moments where Jackson was attempting to look for a submission and blood was just leaking out of his forehead in a steady stream as he continued fighting.

5 Things You Might Not Know About Damon Jackson

Sign up for ESPN+ right here, and you can then stream the UFC, PFL, Dana White’s Contender Series and “The Ultimate Fighter” live on your smart TV, computer, phone, tablet or streaming device via the ESPN app. Damon Jackson has not yet carved out a clearly defined role in the...

Damon Jackson Just Craves Competition

It was almost a “say it ain’t so” moment. Damon Jackson, old school to the core, not interested in following the trends of younger fighters, showed up on Twitter in July. “That was me being very, very desperate, wanting a damn fight,” he laughs. “I can't call (manager) Jason (House)...
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T.J. Laramie out of May 1 UFC bout against Damon Jackson

Damon Jackson needs a new opponent. On Wednesday, Jackson’s scheduled featherweight opponent T.J. Laramie announced that he has been forced to withdraw from their May 1 UFC Fight Night encounter. The 23-year-old Canadian did not go into detail as to why he is out of the fight, writing, “I’ll be back as soon as I’m healthy” on Instagram.
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Damon Jackson vs. T.J. Laramie in the works for UFC event on May 1

A featherweight showdown is being targeted for the octagon in May. Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting that a matchup between Damon Jackson and T.J. Laramie is in the works for the UFC’s event on May 1 in a location and venue yet to be determined. MMA Empire was first to report the bout.