Ali Abdelaziz recently slammed UFC president Dana White for questioning the potential of Kayla Harrison, who is a two-time Olympic gold medallist.
Abdelaziz, who is Harrison’s manager, suspects that there might be some underlying issue for White’s hesitance of offering a UFC contract to Harrison.
Abdelaziz tweeted, “Yes he’s right she’s too expensive.”
White is of the view that Harrison is not yet ready for UFC and said, “I don’t know if she’s ready. I mean, when she feels like she’s ready, I’m always looking for the best possible people to come in and fight. I just don’t know if her people think she’s ready yet.
“It’s a whole another level when you get here. Amanda, Germaine (de Randamie), Holly (Holm), Aspen Ladd – I mean, you look at that whole – You’ve got Julianna Pena.
“The list goes on and on. So, it’s a lot tougher when you come over here. So, I don’t know if they think she’s ready or not yet. But we’ll find out.”
Responding to those comments, Kayla Harrison laughed at Dana’s comments and said, “I think that if Dana is ready to pay me a lot of money, I’ll make him a lot of money. I have stated many times, I’m ready to face the best in the world.
“I don’t get to pick who I fight. It’s not like I can create this super promotion of all these badass women and say ‘fight me.’ I can control what I can control, and that’s my performance. It is what it is.”
Harrison has won the PFL women’s lightweight title in 2019. She has been very vocal about her aspirations of growing further in her career and has plans of taking home the title this year too.