AUBURN, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - Lewiston's Erik Nelson got into mixed martial arts got into mixed martial arts as a hobby four years ago. Now, thanks to his mom, it's becoming a professional pursuit.

His mom Maureen Murphy is balancing her life during the day as a banker and taking a crash course in being a webmaster, marketer, and promoter to help Erik's goals of being an MMA pro.

Nelson will appear in his second MMA fight atNew England Fights VIIon May 17 at theAndroscoggin Bank Colisee.