Middleweight prospect Aaron Jeffery is coming off another impressive win, this time at LFA 93 on Oct. 16 after defeating previously undefeated Andre Petroski in the second-round.
While the Canadian was happy to pick up another victory Jeffery wasn’t happy with his performance immediately after the fight.
“Right after the fight I was kind of pissed off about (my performance),” Jeffery told The Scrap. “I thought I felt like I got beat up on the feet a little bit more than I would have liked, especially against a wrestler and a guy who I think my striking is a lot better than. I rewatched it I don’t think it was that bad. But I still think I have a lot of potential, there’s a lot I’m not showing so far.”
Jeffery (9-2) picked up his third-straight stoppage victory since losing to Brendan Allen on DWCS in July 2019. Along with Allen, the only other blemish on Jeffery’s resume is a 2015 decision loss against Sean Brady at welterweight in just his third professional fight.
A call to the UFC seems to be closer than ever, however, Jeffery is open to fighting former UFC welterweight Kyle Stewart next for a potential LFA middleweight title fight.
“The LFA guys on the commentary right away said they’ll see me in the title shot soon (against) Kyle Stewart,” Jeffery said. “He called me out super classy as well as for a title shot. I don’t know if you’re like UFC has anything to do with that. Like if they’re saying they want to see me fight a title fight first, but I don’t know man. I hope I get the call but I’ll do whatever I got to do.”
Don’t expect to see Jeffery back on DWCS anytime soon because aside from the fact all the events are booked up for the rest of the year, Jeffery sees a potential LFA title fight as a better opportunity.
“Contender series seems kind of risky at this point,” Jeffery explained. “I don’t know. God forbid if I went 0-2 Contender Series. I feel like the LFA title fight is s is essentially a shot of the UFC. But again I’m just hoping to get the call now.”