Kayla Harrison goes viral in debut on UFC’s socials with many controversial reactions

Kayla Harrison’s first appearance on UFC’s social media platforms sparked a flurry of attention, accompanied by a wave of polarizing remarks.

Harrison’s physical stature drew considerable attention, especially considering she’s undergoing a weight cut to reach 135lbs for the inaugural time in her career. Notably, her biceps appeared notably prominent.

In an interview with Kevin Iole, Harrison addressed the misconception surrounding her weight, stating, “There’s a misperception out there that I walk around at like 180 pounds or something. I have walked around most of my MMA career at 165, 160 because I don’t like cutting weight. I don’t believe in cutting weight. I don’t think it sends the right message to kids. That being said, I don’t agree with this, but sometimes you have to show up and do things you don’t agree with in order to make your dreams come true. The whole time I was (in the PFL), I walked around at 165, maybe 160, and so not only was I usually the smaller fighter with less experience, I was getting in the cage with girls who were getting in there at 180, 175 pounds.”

“Now that’s not going to be the case. Now I’m going to be the bigger, stronger, faster and, in a lot of cases I believe, the more experienced fighter. It’s a case, I think, that I started off backwards, beginning (at the higher weight) but I was able to be successful because of my pedigree and the skill set that I brought to MMA. But now I have experience and now I am seasoned. The weight (cut) part’s going to suck, but it sucks for everyone and I’m not special.”

Despite her intentions, the video of Harrison quickly gained traction, prompting a wide array of responses across social media platforms.

Commentators expressed their astonishment and skepticism regarding Harrison’s ability to reach 135lbs, with some users making comparisons and others questioning the integrity of testing procedures.

Reactions ranged from humorous quips to more serious allegations, showcasing the diverse opinions swirling around Harrison’s debut.

Harrison’s video debut serves as a testament to her ability to generate buzz and stir conversations, a skill that will undoubtedly serve her well as she navigates her career in the spotlight.