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Chaz Morgan Def. Johnathan Ivey At Island Fights 33, Looks Forward to Vengeance

Chaz Morgan did what he set out to do last weekend when he improved his record to 9 wins with zero defeats. He defeated longtime MMA veteran Johnathan Ivey (40-52-1) via unanimous decision at Island Fights 33. Here’s what the Hammond native had to say on his victory:

“Overall I did well. I dominated in every aspect of the fight as expected. There were a few times where I got a little wild and brawled. That was unexpected. But it’s a fight and you can’t flawlessly execute every single second of every fight. Overall I’m pleased with my performance.”

There’s no denying that Chaz should be seeing the cameras of the Ultimate Fighting Championship soon. However Morgan feels he’ll have at least one more fight between now and then. The major factor in that was that Morgan didn’t knock Ivey out.

“This fight wasn’t really the fight I was expecting to influence my Ufc shot. My next fight will probably be nationally televised and it’ll probably be the determining factor. I wasn’t surprised I didn’t knock him out. I had a feeling he may be hard to knock out and I was physically and mentally prepared for a long bloody match and that’s what it was. The guy took a heck of a beating. He’s a tough guy. But I actually did knock him out in the 3rd round. I laid him flat on his back and his eyes rolled into the back of his head. The ref jumped in to stop me so I just stood back. Then he backpedaled away as ivey woke up. So I hit him a few more times but he was defensive from then on. I’m glad it went to decision though. I needed that ring time for the experience.”

Even though Chaz didn’t secure the stoppage, nothing stopped his mindset during the fight in his thought process that he wouldn’t secure a win.

“I knew I was winning every round so I knew it was my fight to win as long as I didn’t do anything stupid.”

One of his friends and training partner Dillon Cleckler wasn’t so lucky. Cleckler was stopped in the MMA main event in the second round by Alex Nicholson by 2nd round tko.

“Yeah I was a little surprised Dillon lost. But he just got caught and that happens. He’s the second training partner of mine Nicholson has kod with a spinning backlist. I would like to fight him to avenge those 2 losses for our team. But I hear he’s going down to 205 lbs now. I believe I would expose him and put him away quickly. Who knows maybe it’ll happen.”

Chaz wants to waste little time in fighting again soon and is aiming for the Summer. He wants to take on Nicholson for the enjoyment of his friends and knock him out emphatically for the enjoyment of his fans.

“I would like to fight again in late May or June-July. Anytime around then is fine. I’m just trying to travel and get the best training I can to prepare myself right now. I would like to fight Alex Nicholson to avenge Dillon and chases losses. They are 2 of the premier heavywts in the country and he kod them so I think me making quick work of him would solidify me as the best unsigned heavywt in the country for sure. Fans can expect more and more wins in dominating fashion. I’m gonna be around a long time and I’m gonna do what I do. knock people out, get the W and praise God.”

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Aaron Portier
Highly passionate MMA Journalist, and I've followed the sport ever since my favorite fighter, Vitor Belfort won the heavyweight tournament at UFC 12. After that I've tried to go to every local MMA event around the Gulf Coast and surrounding areas and decided to make it a point to have a career in some aspect in the fighting sport other than fighting in general (didn't want to ruin my face). I'm currently enrolled at Southeastern Louisiana University working towards a degree in Communication. I cover MMA, Boxing and Football for The Daily Star newspaper in my hometown of Hammond, Louisiana, in addition to working as a promotional writer for a local Boxing promotion known as BoxnCar and I cover boxing for 8countnews.com however SciFighting.com is my home. My main goal is to bring more publicity to MMA in my area and to the sport as a whole as all of us involved with the sport are merely scratching the surface and laying the foundation of what mixed martial arts competition will be further down the road.