MMA's Kayla Harrison Tasted Opponent's Blood During Gory Victory, 'So Gross!'
MMA's Kayla Harrison Tasted Opponent's Blood During Gory Victory ... 'So Gross!!!'
11/23/2020 1:52 PM PT
MMA star Kayla Harrison didn't just beat her opponent to a bloody pulp this weekend -- she got blood splatter everywhere ... even in her own mouth!
Harrison absolutely DOMINATED Courtney King at Invicta FC 43 on Friday night -- with the ref ultimately stopping the fight in the 2nd round.
Kayla Harrison just beat Courtney King into a bloody mess. Opened up a nasty cut on the bridge of her nose midway through the first and the mauling just continued. pic.twitter.com/3J7Cmhui7o— Will (@ChillemDafoe) November 21, 2020 @ChillemDafoe
But, good God, THE BLOODY CARNAGE!!
Harrison busted up King's face so bad, she looked like Darth Maul at the end of the fight.
This is the face of the woman who is fighting Kayla Harrison right now, Courtney King. pic.twitter.com/AxduqZ7hYv— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) November 21, 2020 @arielhelwani
So, what was going through Kayla's mind as she was soaked in her opponent's blood?
"I was surprised by how much blood there was and that the doctor didn't stop it because I was literally slipping in blood," Harrison tells TMZ Sports ... "It was like a slip n' slide in there. It was disgusting!"
And, here's where things really get gross ...
Harrison said she has a habit of licking her lips -- even during the fight -- and admits, "I licked my lips and I was like 'Oh God, I just tasted blood!'"
"So gross! So GROSS!"
We asked Kayla if she ever felt bad for Courtney during the fight -- and yeah, turns out she's a human being!
"Yeah, of course! There's two Kaylas. There's the Kayla that's like 'This is barbaric! Oh my god, I don't wanna punch her anymore' like, 'I don't wanna do this' ... and there's the part that's like, 'No this is my job. This is what I was meant to do -- hit her harder!'"
"It's an interesting dichotomy when you're in the cage. The killer instinct has to come out. But, that was definitely next level for me."