Titan FC’s COO Lex McMahon is trading the suit for the gloves.
This weekend, McMahon will make his professional mixed martial arts debut against Justin Thornton, 37, under the banner of Fighting Force in Dominican Republic.
The event airs Saturday at 2 p.m. on UFC Fight Pass. On Sunday, Titan FC will also have a show live on UFC Fight Pass.
FIGHTING WITH A PURPOSE
“I think it is important throughout life. I’ve been fortunate. You know I’ve done a lot. Sometimes you get comfortable and complacent and because of that it takes a real challenge or a real push to remind yourself to always fight.”
McMahon has been training kickboxing for over a year but boosted his regimen up a notch when he highly considered to train for a professional fight within the year.
TRAINING WITH SAVAGES
Gesias Calvacante, Walt Harris, Charles Rosa, Remy Hamed and Uly Diaz are just some of the names he has been training with to prepare for his debut.
At his age, recovery is important, and he has been taking care of his body making sure to be ready for fight day.
“I was training with monsters,” he said. “I named the camp “Breaking Lex” because I knew I had to be broken down as a fighter and most importantly as a person.”
Furthermore, he added, “In terms on the physical, we did a lot to keep me functional everything from taking IVs to get me a lot of water more than I wanted to.”
Episodes of his training camp are airing with the final chapter airing in conjunction with his fight.
“The guidance I gave them both (production team) was am only going to be upset if you don’t get the vulnerable moments. I wanted to show it and they (production) did a good job at it.”
Meanwhile, his foe has a 6-14 record. He fought in August 2019 and lost to Michael Lombardo.
Both men have never met each other in person.
With days left for his debut, McMahon confirmed this will be one and only professional mixed martial arts fight.
Hear the complete interview.