What do you think about Kayla Harrison's performance?

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  1. woloo

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    What do you think about Kayla Harrison's performance?

    Can she beat Holly Holm, Cris Cyborg, Julia Budd?
     
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    <FookIsThatGuy>

    Also Julia Budd:<FookIsThatGuy>
     
  3. ImNotSurpisedDonks!

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    Sure, she can beat them all, just like anything can happen in a fight, but she will need time. She is definitely more athletic and imposing than Ronda, but to make the adjustments needed to stand with Cyborg or Nunes will be interesting. WMMA has come a long way in a little time. Right now, I definitely think she could whipe out like 95% of the women's division, just with her limited game. She is probably the most imposing female physical specimen we have ever seen - and I ain't talking all juiced up like Cyborg; she is more like a man.
     
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  4. Pakman

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    her ground and pound was really solid.
     
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  5. LostMyBlackBelt

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    I missed the start of the fight, not sure if she has any stand up, but at least she will not pretend she is a champion boxer like Ronda.

    Hard to imagine she can't be like a female Brock at least and just crush most lesser opponents.
     
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    She need to train at Edmond's gym asap
     
  7. YOLOGOGOPLATA

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    I was impressed with the way she imposed her will. It's pretty clear that she is a physical freak with strength that will be difficult for any female to match (Cyborg) included. Still doesn't answer any questions about her standup or ability to take a punch... but I was impressed with what I saw. Fight IQ seems to be there.
     
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    What type of magical fucker are you that you can tell which one of two jacked people are on the juice? Dumbest thing I have ever heard. That chick looks more jacked than any women I have seen in mma other than Gabby. Smh.
     
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    Looking small.
     
  10. ImNotSurpisedDonks!

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    Gabby is jacked but as far from an athlete as possible. Being jacked and huge is one thing, but having it be tactical is a totally different thing, otherwise body builders would rule the NFL. Kayla is a true elite athlete, a legit Olympic Gold Medalist. That is totally different than Cyborg, who was a feminine looking beach volleyball player, then started juicing and ended up looking like a female Wanderlei. Kayla got dat TST core strength that has built up since she was probably a child doing Judo, and she is coordinated too. To me, that is more imposing than a goofy azz Gabi who couldn't touch her nose if her eyes were closed.
     
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    I just know she knew my boy Murr back im college
     
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  12. woloo

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    Natural?
     
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    165 pounds. Looks jacked at that weight as well, for a female. I expect she was PED tested a lot for Olympic events so maybe it's all legit. But still, gonna struggle it looks like to get to 145.
     
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    Really impressed by her performance, she transitions her Judo very well to the Cage. If she has a Chin and works on her strinking defence she will be a threat to any woman including Cyborg because I can't see Cyborg stopping the takedown. Cyborg got taken down a few times and she always outsized her opponents by a far margin. Kayla is even Bigger as Cyborg and looks shredded at 165 lmao.
     
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    Can I watch the fight from somewhere? I could only find the finish.
     
  16. MajorTB

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    Supposedly, she’s walking around 155-160 right now. Amanda Nunes and Holly Holm are relatively similar in size if that weight is correct.
    To be fair to Cyborg, she was an elite handball athlete as a kid, not a beach volleyball player. She’d probably be pretty close to where she’s at now had she done it naturally.
     
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    Lol. What made you think that big muscles wins fights was even part of the discussion? Lol, that is silly. I never once implied that in my statement. I said that she is more jacked than every chick in mma other than Gabby. That is an accurate statement.

    I never said anything about skill level. Gabby has multiple jiu jitsu titles so to be fair I would argue that clinically speaking, she would fit the description of an athlete. But that has less than zero to do with what I said.

    I was just laughing because you are looking at 2 jacked people and you are so certain that one of them is clean because you just know. Muscles are muscles and this lady does not look any more natural than other jacked up women, some of whom are juicers. So how do you know for sure?
     
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    Brittany Elkins despite her record was a decent appointment! Bjj brown belt competitor and a big girl.... kayla blew through her!! Impressed
     
  19. ImNotSurpisedDonks!

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    Oh ok, maybe I misunderstood. I thought you were refuting my claim that Kayla was more athletically imposing. To me, she is like a female white Ray Lewis, where as Gabby is like some goofy ass wwe wrestler. IMO, a smaller jacked athlete is more imposing than a larger goofy person with no athletiscm.

    I wasn't claiming she was clean, as I'm sure all of em roid/have raided, but someone like Gabbi seems to have gotten her form solely from juicing and Kayla seems to have more functional and athletic physicality that was built via spending her whole life in a practice room.
     
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    She did awesome for her MMA debut. I thought she methodically did what she had to do to win. Strangely enough, she says she made a ton of mistakes. She could just be tough on herself. She has a ton of potential.
     
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