For Canadian welterweight Spencer “Jedi” Jebb, 2014 was a mixed bag. Even though Jebb was able to raise his current winning streak to seven, he feels he could have done better in the majority of his fights.
“I only fought three times, but I won all three of those, so it was a good year,” Jebb told MMAWeekly.com.
“The April fight (against Stephen Clement) felt really good. In fact, I think it was one of my best performances. The October performance (against Dejan Kajic) I feel was one of my worst ones. I wasn’t completely satisfied with my performances, but it was still a good year.”
Jebb recognized the issue he had in his win against Kajic and plans to rectify that in 2015.
“Going back to the October fight, I thought I was a little bit hesitant,” said Jebb. “So this year I definitely want to pull the trigger on everything.
“I think I’m a really well-rounded fighter and will work to implement my game plan as best I can and not be hesitant and keep my foot on the pedal.”
“Having fought him before, he’s a pretty tall, rangy fighter,” Jebb said of Drummond. “I think in order to beat him, I’m going to have to stick to my game plan and make sure I don’t venture off it.
“To deal with his range, I have to move in and out and mix it up. I don’t think he has any part of his game that will be more skilled than me, so I should be okay anywhere the fight goes.”
Should Jebb pick up a victory on Thursday, he feels it will pay dividends for his career in multiple ways.
“A win over (Drummond) will put me at eight wins in a row, so I think it will lead to great things,” said Jebb. “Especially coming back and beating a guy who beat me a few years ago, shows that I’ve been improving.
“It will definitely open up more eyes and with the big stage of the WSOF, people will be able to recognize me.”