WINNING WAYS: Shannae and Luke Morris are joined by coach Chris Helback at the presentation. Photo: Contributed
WINNING WAYS: Shannae and Luke Morris are joined by coach Chris Helback at the presentation. Photo: Contributed

The Wasp wins again

COFFS Coast-based mixed martial arts fighter Luke "The Wasp" Morris collected his second Australian title for 2014 when he won the UCU flyweight belt in Rockhampton.

Morris defeated opponent Edwin Arana in a tough bout of three five-minute rounds which went the full length.

"The lead-up to this fight was great," he said.

"Lots of technical preparation and conditioning with coaches Chris Helback and Aaron Hogben.

"A great deal of the mental preparation was achieved through teaching my clients and kids the MMA arts and discipline and by consistently addressing the foundational techniques.

"If it wasn't for the students I coach, this result would not be as satisfying.

"They are a great motivating factor for me to succeed and reach beyond the limits."

The Wasp doesn't intend to rest on his laurels and will remain motivated by his career slogan of A War On Second Place.

"Now that I have won two Australian titles, in the coming year I intend to focus on defending these belts," he said.

"I'm also looking for ventures overseas to further my career.

"Part of that discipline is to obtain new sponsors who are willing to be a part of my journey and help me turn my dreams into reality."



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