Interview With Lion Fight’s Newest Professional “Monster” Trevor Morris
Lion Fight Promotions
What’s good fight fans? Today I had the chance to sit down with Muay Thai and MMA fighter Trevor “Monster” Morris. Trevor has tons of experience under his belt and has his eye set on one goal at this time. Let’s sit down and talk with Monster about his career and future plans in combat sports.
Trevor began training in mixed martial arts when he was 10 years old. He began with karate to see what was out there. He dropped off of karate due to extra activities at school. Once he hit the seventh grade he began to get picked on and bullied. Fights seemed to find him even when he tried to avoid them. He didn’t know what to do and where to turn. He wasn’t brought up to lash out at someone out of anger.
Some time went by and he had a friend who was training in jiu-jitsu. His friend, Johnny Puente, ended up training at Dan Severns school in Cold Water. He would return from training and Trevor would train with him and learn as much as he could. He was absorbing things at a rapid pace. MMA became his outlet. He never expected to become a fighter but I guess things happen for a reason. Trevor can remember watching his first fight on television which was Mike Tyson vs Trevor Berbick. He was amazed by the entire thing but never thought it would lead him to a career in combat sports.
Trevor trained and ended up taking his first fight at the age of 17. Technically he was not able to fight in Michigan without parental consent. His father co-signed for him so he would be able to participate. Training increased with his friend who trained in Cold Water. Sessions happened a couple times a week. He also began to train in muay thai at South Side Dojo in Kalamazoo. He trained here and there when he could but did not have a proper training camp when he took his first fight. Little did he know that there was a lot more to the fight game than just get in there and throw down. He had no idea what he was getting himself into. He dabbled in wrestling and mitt work with occasional sparring. He had no idea who he was facing either but it didn’t matter to him. He just wanted to compete. He ended up fighting an opponent named Josh Brown. Josh was training out of Team Murcielago in Lancing. After minimal research, he found out that his opponent was training with Rashad Evans. It still didn’t matter to him. He watched zero fight footage and decided to just go for it. Trevor ended up winning via third-round knockout under the Cage Combat Promotion. From that fight on he knew that he had what it takes to win.
His sights were set on the UFC. Training continued and he kept grinding. Taking in every seminar and class opportunity that he could come across. Touching on his nickname. Trevor admits that he is a nice guy outside of the cage. He said, “We can be best friends outside of the match, but once we get in there the Monster comes out.”
Trevor is no stranger to combat sports. He has an overall record of 21-5 as an amateur. That consists of 16-4 in MMA, 1-0 in Muay Thai, and 4-1 in kickboxing. Not only does he continue to hone his own craft he is also teaching muay thai classes at his home gym Black Lion Jiu-Jitsu Academy. Even with all of that he has branched out further to hit the next level. He is now working with Richard Abraham’s out of Maximus Muay Thai in Chicago for future fights. Mr. Abraham is a professional kickboxer for Glory and has previously fought under Lion Fight as well.
Trevor will be placing all his focus now on his muay thai training at this point. He has his sights set on a title under the promotion. While his professional debut was set for September 2017 as Prime Management had hoped, but an injury forced him out at that time. Trevor wanted to be 100% for his entry into the pros.He will be making his professional Lion Fight debut in early January with his opponent yet to be determined.
Lastly, Trevor said, “This is Monster Trevor Morris and I have submitted to The Takeover.”
I have to say that Monster was great to talk with. He has the determination of a champion and is ready to lay it all out there for the fans. Keep your eyes open for him as I have a feeling that he will be taking his first steps towards being a world champion. I wish him all the best in his debut and career moving forward. Signing off for TheMMATakeOver.com this is Nick Portella. @NickPortellaMMA