Then there's Austin Lyons, a 23-year-old lightweight fighter who seems to have the weight of the hopes of the Mid-South MMA community riding on his shoulders.
Bryan Young, the promoter of Mid-South MMA Championships, introduced Lyons by saying, "when our matchmaker (Jamie Houston) said we could get Austin Lyons for an October card, I said let's do it."
Another lightweight fighter, Jimmy White, said, "One day, I hope to show guys like Austin Lyons just how good I really am."
So how does Lyons deal with the pressure?
"I don't even think about it," he told abc24.com. "The pressure will fold you up, break you, if you let it. I just look at this like another hard training session."
Lyons, along with the promoters, matchmakers and other prominent Memphis-area MMA personalities, expects a win on Saturday night to push his career to the next level, into a major, national MMA organization.
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