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June 23, 2013

McGregor and Mazzeo win at TNT Fight Series: Dynamite

Tonawanda News — NORTH TONAWANDA — The jump to the professional ranks of Mixed Martial Arts isn’t a question of if for Tonawanda’s Scott McGregor, the question is how soon until he makes the jump.

After another dominant performance at TNT Fight Series: Dynamite Saturday night at the Sportsplex, McGregor said it may be time to make the move.

“My last four opponents (I’ve finished) all in the first period. I like to finish them and I’m going in there with that mind set every time,” McGregor said. “I’m going to keep saying it: I’m going to finish anybody I come into contact with.”

The former Warriors’ wrestling standout, who improved to 4-1, did what he does best once again against Austyn Lizotte: get the fight to the floor and work his ground and pound.

McGregor came out with a superman punch and immediately shot for the takedown and got it. He then finished the fight shortly after with some fierce punches from the top that left Lizotte down on the mat for several minutes after referee Gene Mills pulled McGregor off him.

“(Lizotte) was good at turning in, he’s got long legs and it was hard to pass his guard,” McGregor said. “He almost had me in an arm bar at one point, but I postured up and laid the hammers down.”

McGregor continues to display extreme patience once he gets his opponent down on the mat — into his world. He said it’s important not to rush because that’s when mistakes can happen.

“When you try to jump the gun you can get caught with something so you have to be patient and wait for that one shot,” he said. “Then I hit him right in the eye and I saw it close up and I turned it up even more.”

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