Rocky V star, boxer Tommy Morrison's widow says it is "completely false" that her husband had HIV/AIDS in exclusive interview with Big John McCarthy on Let's Get It On podcast

In the heated interview, Trisha Morrison opens up about Tommy's death, her civil lawsuit against the NSAC, and her plan to prove that Tommy Morrison never had HIV or full-blown AIDS

Dec 11, 2015, 08:00 ET from Lineup Media Group

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Trisha Morrison, the widow of boxer Tommy Morrison, made an explosive appearance on this week's episode of Let's Get It On, hosted by "Big" John McCarthy and Sean Wheelock, and detailed her contention that Tommy Morrison never contracted the HIV virus or AIDS.  Speaking in an exclusive interview, Trisha Morrison discussed her civil lawsuit against the Nevada State Athletic Commission (among others), and her multi-year quest to clear Tommy Morrison's name, and restore his personal and professional reputation.  When asked directly if the reports that her husband had contracted the HIV virus, and ultimately died from full-blow AIDS, were false, Morrison said: "Well, it is completely false, yes." The full 30-minute interview will be released on Saturday's Let's Get It On podcast, available at and on iTunes and all major podcast outlets.

As the discussion progressed, tensions became evident between McCarthy and Morrison. In one of many heated exchanges, McCarthy confronts Morrison, asking:

BJM: "Do you believe that there is an illness that is called HIV or AIDS? Do you believe that that (sic) illness is real?"

TM: " know what, there could be, there could be, but let me tell you..."

BJM: "So really, no."

TM: "I'm not a physician, but it did not exist in Tommy Morrison"

In February 1996, Tommy Morrison tested positive for HIV prior to his scheduled fight in Las Vegas against Arthur "Stormy" Weathers.  The failed HIV test caused his immediate suspension by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, and essentially ended Morrison's fighting career.

Morrison died in 2013 at age 44 in Omaha, Nebraska, with the cause of death officially listed as cardiac arrest. The Nevada State Athletic Commission has never rescinded his boxing suspension.  At one point in the episode, Wheelock asks Trisha Morrison if she believed her husband was a victim of incompetence, conspiracy, or both. She responded, "If it's conspiracy, then that will come out in the wash as well in this think that the Nevada Commission has to definitely look at the rules."

About Let's Get It On: Let's Get It On is the weekly MMA and combat sports podcast hosted by legendary MMA referee "Big" John McCarthy and commentator Sean Wheelock. Episodes are available weekly, iTunes, Stitcher, Podbean, and all podcast outlets.

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