But there it is.
“I just finished the first nine and I’m looking to get down even lower on my back,” Jacoby laughs, smoothly brushing off a few interviews while on the links after a business trip to New York that didn’t work out. is not unfolded exactly as expected. . Sure, he was going to the Big Apple to corner Factory X teammate Jordan Williams, but on a weekend hunting trip before the Big Card at Madison Square Garden, he was asked if he was interested in get into a fight in less than a week.
“When I first found it out on Sunday night, I was like, ‘No way, man, how am I supposed to do this? I am in a moose camp. But my coach (Marc Montoya) said: ‘No I promise you I love the game, I think you win this fight all day ten times out of ten. You have to take this. And I trust his judgment. I said, ‘Alright, man, let’s go’ and I’m so glad I chose to do it.
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Jacoby, who extended his current unbeaten streak to six with a first-round stoppage of Darren Stewart in August, was there, and he didn’t even have to convince his wife Kahla that it was a good idea to take his fourth fight of 2021.
“She knew it before I did,” he said. “I was in the middle of the woods and had no reception. So my trainer called her, she called my buddy’s sister, she texted her and then he said to me while I was sitting by the campfire.
And when he got home?
“Yes, we are fighting this weekend,” he told his fiancee.
“You trained, you worked, go do it,” she replied.
“You got it.”
“And I went and I did it.”