Bubba Jenkins took out the reigning PFL featherweight champion accurate off the bat, and he plans on riding that momentum to the tip.
Jenkins (15-4) defeated two-time champ Lance Palmer in April at PFL 1, handing him his first loss in over four years. He meets Bobby Moffett at 2021 PFL 4 on Thursday at Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, N.J. The main card airs on ESPN2 following prelims on ESPN+.
“My jury is exuding confidence, so you realize me: I’m feeling treasure 1,000,000 bucks,” Jenkins told newshounds at PFL 4 media day. “Apropos that I’ll be fighting quickly for 1,000,000 bucks, I took a pay cut beating the champ. They given him 2 million bucks for doing what I would perchance well gain did to him, however I’m very passionate concerning the following matchup and the matchup after that and the matchup after that. We’re no longer gonna undercover agent too a long way ahead, one round at a time, one minute at a time, one punch at a time, however Bobby Moffett’s in distress.”
Jenkins thinks Palmer is the grand more challenging out than Moffett (13-5), who hasn’t competed since August 2019. He sees the layoff playing a important component in Moffett’s performance and proper doesn’t inspect him presenting too grand of a topic.
“I’m no longer fighting Bobby Moffett treasure I’m fighting Lance Palmer,” Jenkins acknowledged. “The 2nd I hit Bobby Moffett, he would perchance well turn into the runner that Lance Palmer came into, however Bobby Moffett doesn’t gain sufficient abilities to maintain me up off him treasure Palmer does. Palmer is a formidable opponent. He changed into a extra than one-time champion, and he’s bought so many victories over so many proper opponents that I wanted to be cautious. Even after I acknowledged, ‘Oh, I’m gonna knock him out in the 2nd round.’ The 2nd that I didn’t inspect that coming, I proper understood it to be a mature 2nd and growing.”
He continued, “When it involves Bobby Moffett, he’s been off for means too lengthy to deal with a man treasure me. He’s gotten a immediate perceive to deal with a man treasure me, the mindset that I gain is one that will speed him slam over. He would perchance well even be a wolf, however I train canines.”