Jon Jackson is one of the top up and coming professional fighters in the southeast region. He is currently 3-0 (1 NC) and fights out of Team Black Sails MMA in Jackson, MS. He will be making his V3Fights’ debut on June 16 in Memphis, TN. Standing across the cage from him will be Bobby Moffett (11-3). A win over Moffett may very well be Jackson’s ticket to the top MMA promotion in the world.
Jackson weighed in on this fight, his opponent and this incredible opportunity.
How did you get started in MMA?
I got started in martial arts because I needed something to be good at to force focus in my life while learning a practical skill. At the time I knew that I needed to find a better outlook on what makes a man.
On June 16, you will have a tough task ahead of you when you take on a very dangerous fighter in Bobby Moffett. However, you asked for this fight. Why is that?
I wanted this fight with Bobby because his experience will complement my ability and show that I belong here in the world of fighting.
How do you see this fight going and where do you feel you have the advantage?
I respect every man that gets in the ring as my opponent, but only so much. I’m never sure how tough each opponent is, but I believe that once I feel him out, and steadied my offense, he won’t last long after that. How long it takes may be up to him. I feel that my biggest advantage in this fight is my intensity and pressure. With that being said, I’ll look to keep distance and the fight standing.
And you don’t think him having fourteen professional fights to your four will play a factor?
I honestly believe that it’ll make it a better fight. Some less experienced guys would have a less showy, more cautious fight. I’d like Bobby to bring the best out of me.
A win over Moffett can lead to bigger and better things because in the crowd will be none other than UFC president, Dana White. Do you care to comment on him coming to the fight and scouting the up and coming talent?
Fighting in front of Dana White was a silly daydream when I first picked up this game. But years ago the possibility was made more realistic when Brandon Davis went to the big show. Now I can say fighting in front of Dana White could be the single most important opportunity in my entire life. I will be ready!
Jackson saw an opportunity and was in the right place at the right time and on June 16 he will make his V3 debut. Does he have what it takes to top one of the best featherweights out there? Get your tickets now!
WHAT: V3Fights 69
WHEN: Saturday, June 16, 2018 | 6 pm doors open | 7 pm fights start
WHERE: Minglewood Hall | 1555 Madison Ave | Memphis, TN 38104
ADMISSION: $83 rows 1 & 2 | $63 reserved seating | $38 general admission
V3FIGHTS is a professional mixed martial arts promotion that gives rising stars and top contenders the opportunity to prove their talent to fans and leaders in the industry. V3FIGHTS presents live events on a monthly basis around the United States; including Memphis, Nashville, Tunica and Biloxi. V3FIGHTS can be seen live all over the world through its pay-per-view deal with GFL. Based in Memphis, Tennessee, V3FIGHTS is one of the most active and respected MMA organizations in the fastest growing sport in the world.