As it is with just about any fight inside the confines of the Ultimate Fighting Championship's octagon, Jared Papazian's flyweight bout against Tim Elliott features its share of story lines, subplots and stipulations.
There's also some smack talk and hype.
It's Papazian's 125-pound debut and Elliott's chance to rebound after a loss to a world-ranked contender. And a victory by Papazian, which would be his first in the UFC, would likely make him an immediate player in the 125-pound division.
But for Papazian, at the root of it all, it's pretty plain, simple and pivotal as it relates to his career.
"My whole job right now is to save my job," said Papazian, who trains primarily at Burbank Gracie Barra under former UFC fighter and Glendale resident Alberto Crane. "I don't care how I do it as long as it's exciting and I get the win.
"If I lose, I know I'm getting my walking papers."