Kayla Harrison can beat you in the Octagon or with her words.
The two-time American Olympic judo medalist has been going viral this week after a portion of a media conference call with Harrison and her upcoming opponent, Genah Fabian, was posted to Twitter. A male reporter kicked things off by mispronouncing Fabian’s name before saying, “Don’t take this the wrong way, but you’re a pretty woman.”
Harrison interrupted the exchange to address the reporter, saying: “Hey, I got a question for you.”
“If you were interviewing a guy, would you say to him, after pronouncing his name wrong, would you say, ‘Hey, by the way you’re a real handsome guy. But, oh, you can fight too,’” she said. “Like, would you say that to a guy? No. You just base how you talk to them on their skill and based off of them as a human being.
“Not, ‘Oh! You’re a beautiful man!’”
Harrison ended her rant by telling the reporter he was “disrespectful” and that Fabian was a “professional.”
The 2021 PFL Playoffs 2 takes place Thursday at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida.