UFC veteran Damon Jackson will be headlining this weekend’s Legacy Fighting Alliance 4 event, where he will be taking on Kevin Aguilar to crown the first ever LFA Featherweight Champion.
Jackson, who recently welcomed his fourth child into the world, steps into the cage with the only motivation being his family.
“It’s kind of crazy, but I talked to my wife about it, and we feel pretty comfortable with everything,” Jackson told MMA Junkie. “We have a lot of help, so I’m going to fight.”
The UFC veteran did compete at the first ever Legacy Fighting Alliance event, where he defeated Charles Cheeks III.
Aguilar and Jackson were set to meet before, but now Aguilar is apparently on weight and ready to go the second time around.
“I just wanted to fight – not because of Kevin,” Jackson said. “His style, yeah, it matches up great with my style. It should be a good fight. But I really just wanted to fight. When I got the call to fight him, and I was going to get to fight for the Legacy belt, it was cool. I just wanted to compete. Then he backed out, and the whole thing was kind of fishy. Magically, one of his teammates said that he wants to take the fight. The next day, someone tagged (Aguilar) in a picture that he was at some fights, and this dude loos like he weighs 175 pounds two weeks out from the fight. It didn’t look like he was trying to cut weight. It didn’t look like he was training right. It was just really fishy, and then he ended up offering his teammate up for the fight, so it was kind of real weird. It was kind of sketchy. I ended up fighting his teammate, and I feel like they had that all planned out pretty well for what they did.”
Legacy Fighting Alliance 4 takes place on Friday, February 17 from the Horseshoe Bossier City Hotel & Casino in Bossier City, Louisiana with Damon Jackson and Kevin Aguilar headlining.