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Dustin Jacoby eager for Simon Marcus title shot, says Joe Schilling turned him down at GLORY 27

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The No.3-ranked GLORY middleweight is enjoying his GLORY 27 tournament victory and anxiously awaiting his title shot against current champion Simon Marcus, which could happen at GLORY 30 in Los Angeles. “The Hanyak” discussed his tournament victory and revealed he almost stepped out of the tourney to face Joe Schilling.

After another pair of knockouts at GLORY 27, Dustin Jacoby won the middleweight “Contender” tournament and earned himself another Ramon Dekkers memorial trophy and more importantly, a shot at the GLORY middleweight title.

Jacoby, who until last August was on a five-fight losing streak, has won five straight fights (all by knockout) and two four-man tournaments (GLORY 23 and 27). Whether or not he deserves a shot against GLORY middleweight champion, Simon Marcus is not up for debate. The Colorado-based fighter–who was once a college quarterback until he decided to punch and kick other men for a living–has unequivocally earned it. His second round knockout of Wayne Barrett in the tournament final was the emphatic stamp.

“I can see the hard work paying off,” Jacoby told MMAmania.com on his current success. He praised his gym Factory X, head coach Mark Montoya and most importantly the results from working hard on strength and conditioning at Landow Performance.

“I’m faster,” he continued. “I’m visibly faster right now then I was two years ago. I think that plays one of the biggest roles into my performances and what I’ve been able to do inside the ring. I feel if I stay on this path that no one can beat me. I feel like I am the biggest, strongest, fastest, athletic, hardest working guy in the division. I got my eyes on the prize and I can’t wait to challenge Simon Marcus for the title. I will be ready for it.”

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