A phone call with Jeffery can lead most to think he was an NPR host, not a fighter with eight finishes. On the mats and in the cage, he’s a finishing machine, but outside of the gym he’s simply an avid mullet with a resting heart rate most of his peers would envy. The “what ifs” in the minds of most fighters and fans could be things along the lines of what might have come of DC’s career had he not gone to 205 pounds for not doing. facing his friend and teammate Cain Velasquez. Jeffery ponders such questions, of course. But his mind also wanders from time to time elsewhere.
“Maybe in the ’70s and’ 80s, when everyone had mules, maybe that was an ironic thing and they all did it for fun,” Jeffery proposed. “We look at the photos and it’s funny. Maybe it’s kind of the same now where everyone grows mules because it’s funny.
The disarming and sweet presentation of everything Jeffery says makes his personality even more addicting. Always eccentric, Jeffery is also self-aware and, in the most modest way imaginable, also entertained by his personality.
“Whenever I see interviews of myself, I think I’m so monotonous, and I sound so serious,” Jeffery said. “I say everything, no change in the pitch of my voice. I guess that’s just how I speak.