MMA welterweight fighter excited for match near Laurinburg home
Growing up, mixed martial arts fighter Blaine Thomas bounced from place to place, constantly moving because his father worked in the military. Despite living in countless locations and houses, he has always called Laurinburg home.
Thomas is a member of the Lumbee Tribe, and is one of the few Americans Indians competing in the MMA. His grandparents, William and Elizabeth Locklear, live in Wagram, and his mom graduated from Scotland High School. Thomas currently lives in Charleston, S.C., where he trains with his new team, Conflict MMA.