Natalie “Lady Kill Face” Morgan tells her story ahead of Friday’s featherweight bout in Cheyenne
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - On Friday evening, the Outlaw Saloon in Cheyenne will host another fighting event.
Lion Fight 63 will feature an all-Muay Thai fight night, including the Lion Fight North American Cruiserweight championship.
Fighting in a Women’s Featherweight bout is Candice “Candi Crush” Mitchell and Natalie “Lady Kill Face” Morgan.
Nat is a fighter out of Los Angeles, CA with a (7-3) career record.
She spoke with Wyoming News Now’s Nick Kuzma ahead of this week’s event and told him the origin of her name.
It dates back to her amateur days when her opponent’s nerves got the best of her right before a fight.
“She just turns white and loses her legs and the ref catches her in his arms,” Lady Kill Face said. “So she fainted. So, she had a really bad case of nerves, right? And I’m sure it had really nothing to do with me, she was just nervous. So then jokes were going around like “oh you’re a Jedi you knock people people without even touching them.”'
In addition to being a professional fighter, Nat is a trainer and coach.
She started fighting just as a way to get in to shape and has turned the sport in a full-fledged career.
In these ten years, she has seen more women get involved in he sport, but said there is still much work to be done.
“Sometimes, I would be coaching some of our amateur fighters and people don’t know who you are or whatever and they treat you differently,” she said. “And I’m like, no, I’m sorry, I’m here, I’m coaching these people, don’t tell me to leave. I think it’s come a long way, but we still have a long way to go.”
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