Coming up on Friday night in Maine, the crew from the reality show “Dana White: Lookin’ for a Fight” will be checking out the New England Fights card in Bangor and one of the fighters on the card will be jiu-jitsu specialist Jarod Lawton.
Lawton (4-2) will be stepping back into competition for the first time since April of last year, which was a split decision lost against Bellator veteran Dennis Olson. He was scheduled to return a couple of months ago at New England Fights 22, but his opponent pulled out of the fight and he was scratched from that fight card.
He will be looking to get back on the winning side of the fight when he meets David Mundell, who took this fight on short notice when Mike Hansen pulled out of the fight card. Now we all know there is pressure anytime a fighter steps into competition, but does Lawton feel any additional pressure with UFC President Dana White being in attendance for this fight card?
“I think if I sat around and thought about that so much, it would probably create too much anxiety,” Lawton said on The MMA Report Podcast. “I am just really focused on my training and I am going to let the fight take it’s course. I am going to go out there and play my game. I think I have an exciting fighting style already so I don’t think I need to try to make it anymore exciting. I like to go out there and get the finish. I like to hunt for the finish so I think that is what he [Dana White] wants to see. That is what everyone wants to see. That is what makes for exciting fights. Like I said, I am going to let the fight go where it goes and I think that alone will be enough to hopefully impress him. He will see what opportunities will come from that.”