Jamall “Pretty Boy” Emmers (17-5) made his UFC debut earlier this year when he lost a close split decision contest to Giga Chikadze at UFC 248.
The longtime Pinnacle MMA standout joined us to discuss what he has been up to during the pandemic and to chat about when he expects to fight next.
The training Emmers has been getting in, he has had to get a little creative with. “We had to get a little creative with our training, we are at Icon MMA so we aren’t at our home gym. Sam, the owner of the gym will be my new striking coach from here on out, he’s added a lot of stuff to my game in these past two months. I’ve been working with him so I’m excited to see what the future holds”.
The fight against Giga was one that was extremely close, but Emmers had a significant advantage in strikes, leaving the fans scratching their heads. “In sports it happens, it didn’t just happen to me, it happens a lot. I’ll take part responsibility because there was times in the fight I could have finished. I can’t be mad at the judges because humans make errors, we aren’t computers, so I’m not upset about it just what I have to learn from I guess”.
“I’ve just been training doing the same thing I’ve been doing, getting better and helping my teammates get better.”
Emmers is itching to climb back into the cage soon and hopes he can step in and compete at one of the fight island events in July. “If the UFC is listening to this right now, I am 159 pounds right now, so I’m ready to go, I’m close to weight whenever they want me, I’m ready to go, they can just call me”.
The question now is who is next for Emmers. “Pretty Boy” is ready to take on anyone, anytime, and also hopes he gets that rematch with his UFC 248 opponent. “That rematch is gonna happen, if he keeps winning, all I gotta do is keep doing my part and win and we will meet. I hope he makes it to the top 15 so I can fight him with a number next to his name. I would probably finish him a second time”.
Stay tuned to see what the UFC decides to do when booking this rising featherweight star.