Titan FC COO Lex McMahon is stepping in the cage to raise awareness for an critical trigger.
McMahon, 49, declared the news—and signed his contract—during Friday night’s Titan FC 64 function that he will contend in his to start with mixed martial arts bout towards 23-combat veteran Justin Thornton at Preventing Force 4.
The function will just take put Nov. 21 in the Dominican Republic, and the heavyweight bout involving McMahon and Thornton will provide as the headliner. Preventing Drive 4 will stream on UFC Fight Move.
Getting worked in the activity as a promoter and manager for around a 10 years, McMahon needed to have a superior knowledge of why fighters step in to the cage or ring to contend.
“Why does the aged male want to get his ass whooped and get after it? For 12 many years, I’ve been inquiring these fighters to go in and battle so I can make revenue and my lover can make revenue,” McMahon said in the cage prior to the Titan FC 64 principal celebration.
“It feels a large inauthentic and disingenuous to not have finished this. All these inner thoughts, all these feelings, hard operate, agony and suffering, I’m gonna go by means of it. I’ve been likely as a result of it quietly behind the scenes.”
In addition to staying an integral aspect of Titan FC powering the scenes, McMahon was a United States Maritime and at the moment serves on the board of administrators for AHERO—a non-gain that connects military services veterans by means of outdoor routines as a means to recuperate from their bodily wounds and psychological trauma to reintegrate with American daily life.
To support bring consideration to the matters of Veteran Suicide Awareness and Post-Traumatic Anxiety Condition, McMahon aims to use this combat to raise money for the non-revenue to use toward its mission.
“I want to elevate consciousness about PTSD and veteran suicide,” McMahon explained. “I’m gonna donate my complete struggle purse, my sponsorship funds. I have a purpose to elevate $50,000 and donate it to [AHERO].”
Thornton (6-17) has competed skillfully due to the fact 2008 in a number of excess weight courses. The 37-year-previous has appeared in regional promotions this sort of as Island Fights and has confronted present-day UFC heavyweights Walt Harris and Chase Sherman.
McMahon had a concept for his opponent at the stop of his announcement.
“Do not f*ckin underestimate me,” McMahon said. “I’m an aged guy, but you better be schooling your ass off.
“You much better be prepared to go to war. If you underestimate me, you’re gonna get your ass whipped by an old guy.”