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Name: Caleb Trumbull
Nickname: The Bull
Country of Origin: United States
Gym: The Training Compound
Weight Class: 170 possibly 155 in the near future.
Promotions Fought For: TWC, NWK, soon Gladiators of the Cage
How did your MMA journey commence?
It has always been something I was very interested in since I was young. I loved watching events just to watch them. After 2 years of college football did not work out so well in my favour I decided to transfer all my energy in MMA. I am a natural athlete so I adapted and learned very quickly. I have been training ever since and I can’t get enough of it. I just love learning more and evolving in this sport.
What is it about MMA that attracts you to the sport?
At first I didn’t know what really attracted me to MMA but after my first fight I knew what it was. I don’t see MMA as many people do. Many see it as being a brutal fight. I just see it as any other sport. I’m not going in the cage to fight or hurt anyone. I’m going to compete. Once I competed for the first time I felt so spiritually enhanced and alive. It felt amazing. It helped me connect better with my spirituality/warrior spirit if you will. This is what attracts me. Not hurting people, getting in touch with my inner spirit is what attracts me.
Who was your favourite fighter growing up?
There’s many. Jon Jones is my favourite above all. First because he is a Christian as am I. Second, he is always evolving adding new features and tools to his game.
What sort of a fighter would you say you are?
I am a very well rounded fighter. Wherever the fight may go I would be fine. Whether it be striking, grappling, or clinch work I wouldn’t have any worries. My gym does a great job incorporating everything.
What has been your most memorable moment in MMA thus far?
Believe it or not, my loss. I was supposed to fight one fighter for the TWC Welter weight title but he backed out due to unknown reasons. I really wanted to fight badly and TWC said I could fight another fighter if I wanted to. Being me I accepted even though this fighter was a completely different fighter then I had been training for the last 3 months. I took the fight even though this new opponent was way more experienced then me and had 15 pounds on me. This was his last fight before turning pro as well. This was when I tapped into my warrior spirit. No one there thought I would stand a chance but I competed and never gave up pushing through all 5 rounds. It was my best fight but I came up short, all busted up, broken nose in the 3rd, and other minor injuries. I kept fighting and lost the decision. I know he won, he busted me up really bad but I had a morale victory within myself. This was my most memorable moment.
You have an affiliation with Redemption Martial Arts – why did you choose to support this great cause?
I believe it is a great cause. Bullying is everywhere all the time and can really mess with people physically, emotionally and psychologically. I’m aware of this cause I am a psychology major. People don’t realize what they are doing to people’s feelings and confidence when they are bullying someone. Many just think it’s funny but it’s not. Bullying has so many negative effects upon the receiver. I love this cause and would love to help spread awareness about bullying in hopes of helping Redemption MMA’s cause while reducing bullying.
For potential promotions or sponsors out there – what separates you from the rest of the fighters in the sport?
I’m not just in it for the money or the fame. I am in it to become a positive influence among all participators and supporters of this sport. Plus I would effectively represent your brand with the upmost passion and positivity to effectively promote/expand your brand while also helping your cause.
Your dream fight – who would it be?
Anyone for the UFC, Bellator, or WSOF title. I don’t care who it would be, I just want to become a world champion in one of these promotions and I am going to keep working till I get there.
What would you say is your penultimate goal in MMA?
Individually see the question above. Make MMA my living basically. Community/Globally wise I want to become the best role model possible for all participators and supporters of MMA. Once I reach that point I want to be able to help new comers in this sport, by providing a gym of my own and other services.