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Kayla Harrison Dismisses Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Manager’s ‘Ronda Rousey on Steroids’ Comparison: “I’m My Own Person”

Souvik Roy

Kayla Harrison Dismisses Khabib Nurmagomedov's Manager's 'Ronda Rousey on Steroids' Comparison: “I’m My Own Person”

Former PFL star, Kayla Harrison, has been in discussions right since she entered into the UFC. Recently, her manager, Ali Abdelaziz, went vocal in appreciation of her achievements. The 33-year-old recently appeared at the pre-UFC 300 press conference where she thanked Abdelaziz for his endearing words. But she also expressed strong dissent towards a particular comparison that he had made.

Abdelaziz has often faced the wrath of UFC fans for his brash commentary on various issues of the UFC. It won’t be wrong to say that he went a bit too far in appreciating Harrison as well. Apart from applauding Harrison’s accolades, Khabib Nurmagomedov’s manager also labeled her as “Ronda Rousey on steroids”.

However, Harrison didn’t approve of Abdelaziz’s compliment during her per-UFC 300 interview. Her words implied that she viewed herself as a one-of-a-kind individual instead of an improved version of Ronda ‘The Arm Collector’ Rousey. She said,

“I’m not trying to compare myself to anyone or anything. I’m my own person. I have my own path”

Steroids and PEDs have taken a severe toll on the careers of several combat sports professionals. Looking at this fact, Abdelaziz’s compliment for the former PFL star might seem a bit over the line. However, all of these incidents have probably increased the amount of eyes her UFC debut will garner.

Will Kayla Harrison be able to start her run in the UFC with a victory?

Harrison’s superb record(16-1-0) bears testimony to the fact that she packs enough skills to get the better of her UFC 300 rival, Holly Holm. ‘The Preacher’s Daughter’ may be one of the most decorated female combat sports athletes. But she is in the twilight years of her career, which automatically increases Harrison’s chances of victory.

However, the former PFL star’s weight was a major issue coming into this fight. Harrison had never fought as a bantamweight, which is why several sources questioned whether she would be able to make 135lbs. But Harrison’s weight-cut process is going pretty smoothly as of now. Despite the unpredictable nature of MMA, she may feel confident about getting the better of Holm if she manages to make weight and get inside the octagon at UFC 300.

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Souvik Roy

Souvik Roy


The coveted boxing bout between Lennox Lewis and Mike Tyson in 2002 was the first combat sports event that Souvik ever witnessed. However, he fell for the UFC when he knew about it in 2010. After starting as an occasional viewer back then, Souvik has been watching UFC events almost regularly from late 2017. He began his career as a UFC(MMA) and combat sports journalist in the year 2022 after gathering a lot of valuable knowledge about MMA and a few other combat sports disciplines. He has written more than 1300 articles about various UFC and other combat sports events prior to joining The SportsRush. Apart from being a journalist, Souvik is also an ardent fan of the UFC. Hence, he always looks to have conversations about the same with others. He has a deep affinity for striking part of MMA and other combat sports and Dustin ‘The Diamond’ Poirier is the warrior of his choice in the current UFC roster. Souvik also serves as the Lead Vocalist of a rock band during his time free from publishing reports.

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