Damon Jackson says Charles Rosa was trash-talking him after suffering a brutal cut at UFC Vegas 39.
Despite blood squirting out of his face for the majority of the fight, Damon Jackson was able to earn a unanimous decision win over Charles Rosa at UFC Vegas 39.
But, there was no love lost between him and Rosa, who was trash-talking him after noticing the graphic cut he suffered earlier in the bout. During his post-fight press conference, Jackson revealed what Rosa was saying to him towards the end of the fight.
“With just a few minutes left, he started talking to me saying ‘Hey man, you good? Can you continue?’ after he saw all the blood coming out. It wasn’t anything crazy, he just made eye contact and saw that. It wasn’t genuine from him.
“I didn’t care, he was just jabbing at me and talking smack.”
Damon Jackson’s cut wasn’t as bad as it looked, according to him
It was a big win for Jackson, who was coming off of a devastating knockout loss to Ilia Topuria at UFC Vegas 16. He has now won three of his last four bouts, including submissions over Mirsad Bektic and Mauro Chaulet.
Luckily for Jackson, he was able to receive quick and easy medical attention following his grueling fight with Rosa. There was some concern that the fight might be stopped by the doctors as Jackson continued to bleed out in the third round.
Jackson will look to keep his positive momentum going forward in the featherweight division. He showed his grit and toughness in a win over Rosa.