We had the good fortune of connecting with Vince Morales and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Vince, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
Before quiting my job in 2018 and going full time in pursuing my MMA career, I had been working and juggling training morning and night around my work schedule. Which had paid off. By that time I had a solid 7-1 record with most wins by finish. I had been presented with an opportunity to break away from juggling both. I jumped at it with the support of my girlfriend, friends and family. As with any risk it doesn’t always pan out accordingly but if it’s a step in the right direction then there’s progress. Fast forward 4 years and I’ve started an LLC, make a solid living while competing, train others in my free time and am in the process of building a workout app.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Starting in high-school I picked up wrestling, unfortunately wasn’t very good and lost every match as freshman. 0-12. Unfortunately my mom would never get to see me win as she lost a battle with cancer the next year. I still credit alot of my hard headed stubborn will to win to her. Thankfully turned all those losses into a state championship medal by the time I finished high school. That was the start of my competitive spirit. Eventually stumbling into an MMA gym in my hometown Ontario, Oregon (Go Tigers) I was able to get the ball rolling on something I thought was insane but for some reason so appealing. I loved it. I’ve moved different states a number of times all to fast track my growth in the sport. Always felt I started late at 22 but that meant I’d have to fight that much harder. Far from easy but it’s usually the most difficult things in life that are the most rewarding.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Living in Las Vegas now there’s a never ending list of things to do when my people visit. One of my favorite places to eat that we try to take everyone to is Hobak, Korean BBQ. About an hour away is either a great hike up Mt Charleston, or in the other direction a trip to the lake at willow beach. Great ways to get out of the Vegas heat. I love taking everyone to my gym so they can see what I go through on a daily basis plus you’ll never know what UFC fighter might be rolling through Syndicate MMA that day. Depending on what’s available as far as shows either a concert or comedy show to top it all off is always a great idea.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
It’s hard to single out who all has played a role in getting me this far but my family and friends support me more than I would have ever expected. Shoutout to my parents for helping build the mindset whether they knew it or not. My team, my coaching staff and my management team Iridium Sports Agency. And special shoutout to all my failures and obstacles that taught me what it means to fight for more.

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