Trevin Jones committed to Jenny Craig-level weight loss ahead of his UFC debut.
Jones made his UFC debut at UFC Fight Night: Munhoz vs. Edgar, defeating Timur Valiev by second-round TKO. A victorious Jones debuted on short notice and had to cut 16 pounds in a short amount of time before competing against Valiev.
“I got the call on Wednesday night and weigh-ins was Friday morning,” Jones told MMA Junkie. “I cut about 16 pounds. When I got home, I got home about seven, six o’clock, when I got the call I went into the scale, I was like 156, 156.5. I cut all the way down to 139, so actually 17 pounds in 36 hours.”
Jones did miss weight on his first attempt, but cut more weight in the allotted hour and made weight on the second try. The fighter also admitted that he was afraid that he wouldn’t make weight for UFC Fight Night: Munhoz vs. Edgar.
“It was a lot of fear I don’t make the weight, but it was for the UFC, so I knew I was willing to give everything to make the weight for the UFC,” Jones said. “I knew that for sure. I’m like, ‘Man, the UFC want to test me. Trev, this is what they wanted; they wanted to put you to the line. You have some losses on your record, so if you want to show that you’re worth it and you want to show your quality, you’ve got to make this weight on two days’ notice.’ And me, I’m a competitor. I like to win. I have five split-decision losses, I have six losses on my record, but the guy didn’t look at these fights good. I got five split-decision losses. I’ve been fighting around the world in different countries. I probably fought in more places, in different countries than these UFC guys.”
There is no word yet on when Jones will make his return to the UFC, but he does hold a 13-6-0 record as a professional MMA fighter.