One of unbeaten lightweight prospect Jordan Leavitt’s goals for 2020 is to stay as active as possible. While the the 24-year-old hasn’t had the activity he had hoped for, the biggest reason is his inability to find opponents willing to share the cage with him.
Leavitt had his second fight of 2019 this past Saturday when he faced Johnny Walker (no, not that Johnny Walker) at Gladiator Challenge: Holiday Beatings. The Syndicate MMA product finished his opponent in just 17-seconds via heel hook submission to improve to 4-0.
Following the win, Leavitt checked in with The Scrap to recap the win — along with the chaotic fight week as a whole — talks how he reacted to hearing the name Johnny Walker as his opponent, getting into the sport of MMA, kidney issues forcing a move out of the 145-pound division, training at Syndicate MMA, his calm, cool demeanor, eyeing a Contender Series spot in 2020, and much more.
In addition, Leavitt is issuing an open challenge to any 155-pounder across the U.S.
Check out the full interview with Las Vegas prospect Jordan Leavitt coming off of his 17-second submission win at Gladiator Challenge: Holiday Beatings in the video below.
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The Scrap’s Mike Heck is an interviewer and features writer for FloCombat, The Body Lock, MyMMANews and BJPenn.com. Happily married and a proud father, Mike also hosts a weekly podcast called Between the Links on the Loudmouth MMA Podcast Network and YouTube page. Follow all of Mike’s exclusive video interviews at Mike Heck MMA on YouTube and follow him on Twitter (@MikeHeck_JR).