Jason "Dooms" Day came through with a big win in his UFC debut at UFC 83: "St. Pierre vs. Serra 2," dominating Alan "The Talent" Belcher to score a standing technical knockout victory in the first round back on April 19.
He landed his four-fight contract with the UFC after his controversial split decision win over UFC veteran David "The Crow" Loiseau at a Hardcore Championship Fighting card back in February. Many felt that Loiseau won the fight and subsequently he (Loiseau) should have had the fight with Belcher instead of Jason. Day said he scored two victories that night.
Here’s a snip:
"One of the sweetest victories I’ve had was letting everyone know that I do belong there … a lot of people said I didn’t belong and that David won that fight … but coming out and dominating Alan Belcher in every aspect, I don’t think anybody has any questions, it wasn’t left to the judges…it was like getting two victories in one."
For those who missed this fight because it was not aired Day looked calm, collected and very dominant in his debut. Belcher took him down early and Day worked effective elbows from the rubber guard. In fact, the "Master of the Rubber Guard," Eddie Bravo, was so impressed that Jason had learned the technique just one month out from his fight and put it to use so effectively that he sought him out after the fight.
Here's a snip:
"He came up to me in the hotel, and of course I know who Eddie Bravo is, but I hadn’t seen a picture, and he was like ‘that was a sick use of the rubber guard dude’ and I said thanks, I thought it was just a fan, and then he told me he was going to send me his DVDs and I was like ‘oh shit that’s Eddie Bravo’ … that was one of the highlights of my trip out there was Eddie Bravo telling me I used his rubber guard to perfection."
When asked about his thoughts on the Kalib Starnes vs. Nate Quarry fiasco, he had this to say:
"I was warming up with him all week and he looked like he had a good head on his shoulders … he looked ready to go … I didn’t know what he was thinking, if Nate Quarry was running at me doing what he was doing to Kalib, I would be punching him in the face looking for the knockout."
Jason Day is ready for whatever the UFC throws at him. For now he is satisfied with building houses for his parent’s company up in Lethbridge, Alberta. And though he did take Monday off, his father was calling him wondering when he was coming back to work.
To hear the entire audio interview click here.