NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - Jayson Scott graduated from North Platte High School in 2018. At NPHS, Scott was a state finalist wrestler. Scott has also dabbled in boxing and Taekwondo, and mixed martial arts was the logical next step for him.
"I just love the sport, I love the competitiveness, I love training, I just love showing the work that I put in here," Scott said.
Scott trains at the 691On1 Gym in North Platte, and trains with North Platte native UFC fighter, Ryan MacDonald.
Scott is undefeated in his fighting career, and when he is in the ring, he tries to block out the outside noise.
"I just try to focus on what I know, just try to stay calm, relax, and trust my training, just do what I've been doing the last six weeks... working hard," he said.
Scott has fought in Kearney, Omaha, Norfolk, but he says nothing can compare to fighting in front of a hometown crowd.
"Last time I fought, the energy was just so crazy. The crowd was so loud, and they love their North Platte fighters. So, it just pumps you up right before you go out there, and gives you a burst of energy," he said.
Scott will fight Isaiah Torres in the St. Paddy's Beatdown at the D&N Event Center on Saturday.
"He's done some jiu-jitsu, like jiu-jitsu tournaments and stuff, so it should be fun. He's stand up, and he's more of a counter striker so it should be laid back, and we'll see who can do it better. I can pretty much do whatever he wants to do, however he wants to settle it, I'm comfortable there," Scott said.