Aaron Jeffery Says All Fights Feel the Same Despite Big Opportunity at Bellator Belfast

Canada’s Aaron Jeffery is in a bonafide number one contender’s match this Friday at Bellator Belfast, where he takes on fellow middleweight star Fabian Edwards.

It’s a high-profile opponent, with Edwards the brother of UFC welterweight champ Leon, and a high-stakes match-up, but Jeffery (14-4) doesn’t need that for motivation or to perform any better.

“I don’t think it makes a difference,” Jeffery told Cageside Press during this week’s Bellator Belfast media day. “I’ve been saying this in every interview lately, my first fight was my Bellator debut, that felt huge. The next one was short-notice against number two in the division, that felt huge. The next one was against John Salter, he was ranked #4, people were kind of saying I might have got a title shot after that one, so that was huge. Then I lost that one, my back was against the wall fighting #4 Dalton Rosta, so that one was huge.”

Jeffery defeated Rosta, and has now landed himself in this latest big opportunity. As the Niagara Top Team fighter put it, “they all kind of feel the same, every fight’s high stakes at this point.”

As for whether Aaron Jeffery believes a win over Edwards will be enough to land a fight with 185lb champ Johnny Eblen, “I think so, man,” he stated. “They’ve announced it as the number one contender fight, so I don’t know what else I need to be told to believe that. I’m hoping so.”

Watch the full Bellator Belfast media day appearance by Aaron Jeffery above.