Trevor Wallace (3-0) yet again showed why he is a top heavyweight prospect in the world. It took under a round, yet again, for Wallace to finish his opponent, Jay Wilson, at CFFC 84.
“I’m ‘The Right-Handed Cro Cop,'” Wallace laughed when the nickname arose in an interview in MMA-Prospects. “You start the nickname, and I’ll roll with it.”
Wallace has not suffered a loss in the cage as a professional, but did so twice as an amateur. Now a rising heavyweight prospect with many keeping a watchful eye, Wallace always reminds himself of the past to keep the future bright.
“I remind myself of my first loss,” Wallace said. “I should have won that fight; I went in well overconfident. I wasn’t prepared back then. I don’t ever wanna taste that feeling again. I know exactly how I lost those fights: I beat myself.”
For those who may be unfamiliar with one of the Southeast’s top rising prospects, Wallace describes himself as a heavyweight who doesn’t move like one. The Alabaman has never seen the second round since turning pro only six months ago.
“I have some really outstanding kicks, that’s what they say in the gym,” Wallace laughed. “I am right-handed but can hit really hard with my left side. I’m very well-rounded, but I can do things with my legs that heavyweights can’t do.”
Just six months into his professional career, and three years since Wallace made his amateur debut, Wallace is right where he expected to be. Still so young in his career, Wallace is on a mission. To be in the UFC in four years is the goal of the heavy-hitting heavyweight.
“I wanted to be in the UFC in four years. In February, I’ll be training MMA for four years. In football, you get four years of college and then you test yourself,” Wallace said.
“I didn’t know how difficult this sport was; it’s friggin’ hard,” continued Wallace. “Wrestling is hard, it takes time, but I’m close to on track. I want more fights. I have to get experience.”
Wallace does believe he is close to that goal, even only four years since his first training session.
“I want to be ready for the call,” Wallace said. “I’d rather challenge the best and be a little behind them than to never get that chance. Challenges make you live, when you get complacent you might as well die. I always wanna have a fire under me. I want the underdog fight, [where they] think I’m a trash can.”
The full interview with Wallace is available in an audio-only format on our YouTube channel below: