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JENKINS: 'I'm just here to relieve people of their health' Print E-mail
Written by Ben Pherson   
Saturday, 13 May 2017 20:56

American Top Team of Savage standout Brandon "Twitch" Jenkins has stepped up on short notice to face Dan "The Hitman" Moret at LFA 12 on Friday night at Mystic Lake Casino. The big Minnesota showdown will be televised nationally on AXS-TV.

Jenkins (10-4) stepped up for injured teammate Ashkan Morvari to square off with Moret at 155 pounds. Jenkins enters the fight ranked No. 5 at 155, while Moret (11-3) is No. 3 at 145.

Jenkins is one of the toughest guys to finish in Minnesota, and he features a well-rounded game with strong standup skills. We caught up with him over the weekend to find out how he's preparing for his second LFA appearance.

Most of us in Minnesota know why your nickname is Twitch. But can you explain it for those who don't?

JENKINS: My coach Eric (Aasen) gave me the nickname Twitch. I'm not a big fan of it, but a lot of people seem to like it. When I was 14, I almost died from a autoimmune disease called Gillain-Barre Syndrome. I was hospitalized for a couple months. I obviously made a full recovery, but I still have a lot

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