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Simon Marcus: ‘I’m still the best in the division regardless of who has the belt’

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Former champion Simon Marcus says he is still the best fighter in the GLORY middleweight division.

BROOMFIELD, Colo.–Simon Marcus broke Dustin Jacoby’s left arm at GLORY 34 on Friday (October 21, 2016), rendering him unable to continue after the first round, which resulted in him winning the bout via technical knockout (TKO) inside 1STBANK Center.

So just how many arms has the No.1-ranked GLORY middleweight broken during his career?

“Maybe three,” Marcus says, before breaking into laughter. The Canadian-Jamaican veteran landed the bone-breaking kick on Jacoby’s arm about halfway through the opening round, and he said he knew it was broken once he landed it.

“When I hit him with that kick I saw him drop his arm and shake it out, so I kept a mental note it was hurt,” Marcus said. “I didn’t get a chance to go back to it yet, but it was definitely there mentally and I knew I would go back there.”

The former champion was very happy to talk with MMAmania.com about his win over Jacoby, and happy to bounce back into the win column after losing the title to Jason Wilnis by TKO at GLORY 33 last month.

“Coming off a loss is never fun and you know, you just have to revamp mentally and go back to what you know how to do, which is win and that’s what I did tonight.”

With the victory over Jacoby, his GLORY record improves to 5-2-1, and he feels that puts him right back into title contention.

“Definitely, I’m still the best in the weight class regardless of who has the belt right now,” he proclaimed. “Whatever, whoever they want me to fight I’m going to fight them and beat them and they are going to give me the title shot sooner or later.”

Marcus, 29, was asked if ….View full article

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