Kayla Harrison reacted strongly to Arman Tsarukian’s question

Kayla Harrison reacted sharply to Arman Tsarukyan's question

Two-time Olympic gold medalist in judo and two-time PFL lightweight champion Kayla Harrison, who will make her debut under the banner of the world’s strongest division in a month, finds the topic raised by fan Arman Tsarukyan during a Q&A session ahead of UFC 299 in Miami extremely disrespectful.

“At one point, a fan came out and addressed Arman in Russian,” Harrison said on a regular edition of The MMA Hour program. “Arman got booed the whole time and we talked to him about it, we were fine. The guy asked him how many more times…. He asked a really inappropriate question about me. Arman answered, and I looked like an idiot sitting there smiling. Megan asked, ‘Could you translate that’ and Arman was like, ‘No, that’s a stupid question, move on’.”

“The next day, all the Russian newspapers published a translation of the content of the speech. I think it was insulting and disrespectful. I am a two-time Olympic and world champion, I am a mother, I stand up for the victims of sexual violence, I have written a book about it and I have a foundation. In this sense, it is completely disrespectful for anyone to even ask this question.

As a reminder, Kayla Harrison will face former UFC champion Holly Holm at UFC 300 in Las Vegas on April 13, while Arman Tsarukyan will share the octagon with Charles Oliveira at the anniversary event.