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Tommy Morrison is Nearly as Batshit Crazy as Charlie Sheen

Tommy coulda been an Expendable.
(Video courtesy of YouTube/ManUtheChamps)

If you followed boxing in the 90s or at least watched all of the Rocky movies, you know the name Tommy Morrison. “The Duke” as he was known to fans of The Sweet Science or “Tommy Gunn” as movie buffs remember him as, Morrison has fallen further from grace than Mike Tyson, which is a tough act to follow considering “Iron Mike’s” colorful past.

You might recall that Morrison was diagnosed with HIV back in 1996 just after he lost his International Boxing Council belt to Lennox Lewis, forcing him into early retirement, at least in North America and Europe. After taking a fight in Japan at the end of that year, Morrison quietly stepped away from the sport he loved for the next 11 years. Then in 2007 Morrison emerged with suspect blood test results and a story that boxing promoters who wanted him removed from the sport contrived the plan and bribed doctors to say he had the precursor to AIDS.

He returned to the ring later that year and picked up a TKO win. Since then he won one other bout and is said to be training for another return to boxing at the age of 42 between bouts of meth use and unprotected sex with his oblivious girlfriend.

The only problem is, Morrison is apparrently more sick than he lets on.

In a recent interview with the Kansas City Star, Tommy proved that Tyson ain’t got nothin’ on him when it comes to being crazy and that Alexsander Emelianenko isn’t the only fighter who can fudge a blood test.

“The rough Oklahoma twang will spell out all kinds of ideas, things that would blow your mind if they existed outside his reality.

Telekinesis, for instance. He hasn’t quite figured it out, but he’d rather be invisible, anyway. Just think of all the stuff he could learn. One time he teleported himself out of a bar, and did you know the human body can re-grow limbs?

His face is worn and his skin sags in places, but he insists he’s in the best shape of his life. He’s going to be heavyweight champion again if boxing lets him back in, and this brings up HIV. It always comes back to HIV with Tommy, even over breakfast, so he chops up his $12 steak and eggs and tells you he is the victim of a wild conspiracy.

They stole his career, he says, at least a $38 million contract and who knows how much after that? They stole his good name, too. Made him admit to the world he has HIV. But that was before he found out that HIV doesn’t exist. It was invented to control people, he tells you, and he can go on and on about this all day.

He takes another bite and looks at his girlfriend, a woman from England named Trisha.

“We have unprotected sex,” she says.

Tommy is still chewing, but laughs.

“Every day,” he says. “We’re wild.”

Five years ago, Tommy told anyone who would listen that he was launching a comeback. He was fit and sharp and seemingly committed, ready to take on the world.

In the time since, he’s had only three fights of dubious quality and created a desperate reality consumed with an unwinnable debate against the medical community.”

There are two types of people in the world: Those who accept that shit happens and those who deny it. Morrison is the latter.

“Tommy has spots all over his hands and arms. They’re distracting when you meet him. You can’t miss them. He blames his boxer puppy. Only the spots aren’t bite marks or scratches, and so now Tommy says they’re mosquito bites. Mosquitoes love him, he says. Except it’s the middle of winter, and the marks look a lot like the HIV symptom of lesions or Kaposi’s sarcoma.

Tommy wants to talk to you about HIV. It’s a farce, he says. An invention by a scientist who wanted to make money, a lie kept alive by a government that wants to scare people. He doesn’t have HIV, never did, and besides, it’s not the deadly disease it’s been made out to be.

What he says sounds crazy, but there is an obvious and undeniable fact sitting in front of you: Tommy Morrison is still alive and apparently healthy, 15 years after testing positive for HIV. Magic Johnson tested positive five years before Tommy, but Johnson has wealth and the very best medical care.

Tommy isn’t broke, exactly, but lives a paycheck-to-paycheck sort of life and says he’s never taken any medication for HIV. In fact, he served 14 months in prison for drugs and weapons charges in the early 2000s, talks of past methamphetamine binges, and was arrested on another drug charge as recently as last year. This is not a man who follows doctors’ orders.

He speaks with such certainty, such conviction, and even has a negative HIV test from last year to show you. That test has been disputed. It could be someone else’s blood, and his name is on failed tests, too. Still, it’s hard not to wonder enough to call a doctor.”

And about the telekinesis….

Tommy Morrison figures you won’t believe him, but he’ll tell you anyway about the time he teleported himself out of trouble.

It was in a dark and shady bar in Springfield. Daytime. A group of people sat around a table in the back corner, and Tommy instantly felt like he’d walked in on something. He says there was “an overwhelming feeling of evil” in that room, and he knew he had to get out. So he lowered his head and shut his eyes and when he woke up he was standing outside in bright daylight.

“I know it sounds (messed) up,” he says. “But I’ll tell you what, it happened to me. It’s real. But things like this don’t work for anybody that doesn’t believe it.”

What’s to believe? You probably passed out in the bar and the bouncers threw you out on your ass.

Check out the rest of the train wreck that is the story of Morrison’s life HERE. It’s well worth the read.

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June- October 23, 2012 at 8:41 pm
--' (voilà mon état après avoir lu cet article !) Comment pouvez vous le mépriser de cette façon !? Et si des gens avaient réelement voulu ruiner sa vie et sa carrière (ce dont je suis persuadée) vous ne croyez pas qu'il mérite du soutiens et non du mépris !? Imaginez vous 30 secondes à sa place,jamais vous n'auriez supporté ce qu'il a du subir !
Franchement,réflechissez un peu et vous verrez que ce qu'affirme Tommy n'est pas faux ! Beaucoup de personnes étaient incommodées par son talent et son succès (certains le sont encore visiblement --') et il est de notoriété public que les meilleurs sont ceux sur qui l'on s'acharnent le plus ! Pourquoi ? Jalousie,envie,méchanceté...bref la nature humaine en somme ! Mais ce qui est certain c'est que Tommy a été volontairement mis à mal par toute une catégorie de personnes qui mériteraient elles d'avoir réelement une maladie grave ! Qui mériteraient de voir leur vie gachée et détruite ! Tommy est et était le meilleur (magnifiquement beau et attachant en plus !),et ça ne plait pas à tout le monde,voilà où est le vrai problème !
Alors laissez-le tranquille à défaut de le soutenir !
MorrisonIsGod93- March 11, 2012 at 1:21 pm
in 1996, Morrison would have taken Tyson. No doubt in my mind.
MorrisonIsGod93- March 11, 2012 at 1:20 pm
Reading the majority of these posts is a decent reminder of how stupid people really are. Spoon fed mean anything to you clowns? How is his claim of the HIV conspiracy so outlandish? Didn't he stand to make close to $40 mil? It WAS an easy way for them to get out of it. And these lesions we are talking about? Does anyone have any knowledge what crystal meth does to the human body? Do a little research, read more than ONE article on a topic before you form an opinion. Whether or not Tommy Morrison has HIV or not, he is a former Heavyweight champ and above all that, a human being. Glass chin? The man lost THREEEE fights out of over 50. Glass? Really, really? And then when his world is turned upside down, the manner in which he has handled himself is in such question. Well, how many of you have been told you are HIV+? Instead of trying to think that way, you make a mockery of a man that could lose his life because he did nothing more than most of you would have done if you had the fame and fortune that he had. Now that I'm done with my rant, I hope you see how foolish and elementary your points of view really are.
obmode- March 13, 2011 at 5:24 pm
Tommy Morrison is 100% right about the HIV test and pharma scam - []
Limfamous- March 10, 2011 at 3:17 pm
Rocky's single leg takedown at 3:36 FTW
LOKI- March 10, 2011 at 6:34 am
Hello. I'm Tommy Morrison...and I'm a Shaman!
the glza- March 10, 2011 at 6:31 am
yeah what's this tiger blood stuff all about? i haven't cared to look up anything about charlie sheen...

but tommy morrison story is awesome. i like seeing boxing curiositas no matter where i find them, and this particular piece is written in the style i've come to love here at cp -- witty, somewhat investigative, opinionated, mildly informative. kudos.

can i get a shirt?
agentsmith- March 10, 2011 at 5:08 am
I dunno, man... even Sheen never claimed telekinesis. Everybody knows even tiger blood doesn't do that.
KingAtRock- March 10, 2011 at 1:32 am
Saddest part of this whole story, when you got to the website to read the rest, tommy morrison is actually responding and fighting with people in the comments section. Complete with him rambling about hiv tests being fake and providing emails hes sent into various scientific communities (and his email address).

Just sad man.
MMAINMYBLOOD- March 10, 2011 at 12:02 am
portland mma he in fact is Marion Morrisons Nephew.. Its sad what he has become I met him several times back in 94 95 96 when I lived in north eastern Oklahoma.. He lived in Jay Oklahoma for a long time. I met him in a convenience store and this of course was before the hiv.. he was nice and then I met him again at the Tulsa convention center still a very nice guy and then bam ... like a month later this stuff came out... be was known for being very promiscuous.. he should have known better. After all the drama calmed down I ran into him again this time he was barely bigger than me as I had at that time hit a growth spurt.. he was wasting away physically and now it seems mentally.. good thing is tho I still have is autograph on the receipt he signed when I was 15...I hope he somehow learns to accept this and move on with his life...
Sodak- March 9, 2011 at 11:26 pm
dude fought a MMA fight at some rez not long ago, changed the rules at the last minute to favor Boxing, anyway the guy he fought was from my state and no one will fight him now. if youhave to have a bunch of papers saying he don't have aids, you have aids.

moral is, fighting a guy with aids = bad career move.
DangadaDang- March 9, 2011 at 10:38 pm
Will someone tell this A-hole that Michael J. Fox already has the market cornered on terminally ill teleporting come from behind stories.
Sabado Gigante- March 9, 2011 at 10:34 pm
Tommy Gunn aint got shit on Ricky "Wild Thing" Vaughn!
ghostboner- March 9, 2011 at 10:10 pm
Viva was winning until danomite decided to comment. MRuss feel free to post boxing stuff anytime. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't interested. Now if you'll all excuse me, I have to dig some old condoms out of the trash so I can turn them inside out.
RSparrow- March 9, 2011 at 9:27 pm
You alright Chuck? Hang in there... hmmmm... hang in there OK Chuck?
LJM- March 9, 2011 at 9:17 pm
"“The Duke” as he was known to fans of The Sweet Science or “Tommy Gunn” as movie buffs remember him as..."

Writing. It's what's for dinner.
Sabado Gigante- March 9, 2011 at 8:50 pm
Saca el passe!
jeanclaudetransam- March 9, 2011 at 7:15 pm
What is this box-ing you speak of? I would've called it fisty punch...
danomite- March 9, 2011 at 7:02 pm
Tommy Gunn doesn't just think AIDS is a made-up disease...he's HIV Positive
DARKHORSE06- March 9, 2011 at 6:15 pm
Shine on you crazy diamond.
Bootylam- March 9, 2011 at 5:38 pm
Also he IS sick and delusional, his dr. in AZ is a friend, I asked to meet him and he talked me out of it REAL quick. I love boxing, what can I say? That dude CRAZY! Tyson was also overrated now i'm gone 'fore all the pigeon huggers jump my shit.
El Guapo- March 9, 2011 at 4:44 pm
Transporting or trainspotting is my question? Hard to tell, but what's certain is that was some good shit!!Whatever goofballs Tommy was on, not the article. Anyhow, skip to the 1:20 mark to see where his transporting prowess would've REALLY come in handy..
Viva Hate- March 9, 2011 at 4:41 pm
Thats right folks, remember that HIV and AIDs are a lie. Eazy-E, Ray Gillen, Liberace, Freddie Mercury, Rock Hudson, Robert Reed and John Holmes were all murdered by a criminal master conspiracy that is deep in involvement, I am talking about the government man. In fact, I have some proof that all STDs are just a government ploy to scare us and regulate reproduction. Condoms? Shit, the government owns Trojan, Durex, all of them man! If you are stupid enough to buy them at least turn them inside out so you can use them twice and get your moneys worth. If you do catch this made up "AIDs" grabage just take some Tylenol. Now if you will excuse me, my tin foil hat is getting itchy.
Mike Russell- March 9, 2011 at 4:39 pm

He fought one MMA fight, but it was unsanctioned because he couldn't get licensed. Remember Chuck called him out when he was NyQuil'ed up on that Texas morning TV show?
Wyatt- March 9, 2011 at 4:34 pm
I really wish they'd stop mentioning he was from Kansas City. Makes me ashamed every time.