Coming into his first fight of 2015, featherweight prospect Sam “Super” Toomer is feeling better than ever.
Since entering the RFA last June, Toomer has won back-to-back fights for the promotion to remain undefeated overall and finds himself on verge of his first major title shot.
“Overall I feel like I did pretty well (last year),” Toomer told MMAWeekly.com. “I was at a steady pace getting fights when I was ready. I was very happy with my performances. I got better and better. My confidence is growing.
“I feel like you can’t help but work on everything or else you’ll get left behind. A lot of people are coming in and are multi-dimensional fighters, so you have to keep working on getting better in every aspect.”
Toomer (9-0) will get his chance to fight for the RFA 145-pound title this Friday when he faces Justin Lawrence (6-2) in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
“I’m excited to fight Justin,” said Toomer. “He has all these accolades and experience. I just have to go out there and do what I do best. I can’t fall into his game or his trickiness. I have to go out there and be me.
“Fighting for a title there’s a little bit of pressure, of course, but there’s a lot of motivation. At the same time, I’m just approaching it as another fight, except at the end I’ll get a nice shiny belt.”
While winning titles will be a big boost for Toomer’s career, for him it’s more so important to continue his growth as a fighter and be the best version of himself possible.
“I’ll go fight-by-fight for sure and just make sure I’m performing my best every fight,” said Toomer. “Whenever I fight, against whoever they line up for me, I’m just making sure I show up.”