“Someone sent me a picture and I remember seeing the image. I just kept scrolling, didn’t look at the headline. My mentions have been crazy right now. My Instagram mentions are like YouTube comments right now. A friend of mine, who is a journalist reached out and said, ‘Yo, did you hear Daniel Bryan called you out?’ I was like, ‘What are you talking about?’ He sends it to me and I remember seeing that headline. I was like, ‘Yo, this is getting out of control now.’”
Following the fight, Jackson had called to drop down to lightweight for a fight with Artem Lobov, to which Dana White responded that he believed Lobov would have his way with Jackson, even saying that “it might be the first death in the UFC.” Surely, Jackson would feel differently, but a fight with another big name in the pro wrestling world is certainly something that people would tune in for. Jackson wouldn’t advise Bryan going through with it.
“He says, ‘Man, I can beat him on the ground in a UFC fight,’” Jackson said. “Look Daniel Bryan; I will do you worse than I did your man Punk because I will have no reservations in punching this guy in the face 100-percent. And at will.”
All in all, Mike Jackson was happy with his performance against Punk at UFC 225, while giving his opponent props for stepping in the cage to pursuit his dream. Dana White didn’t seem all that interested in bringing Jackson back to the UFC, but “The Truth” is still hoping to clear the air with the UFC president.