HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – Despite being simply 4 fights into her MMA profession, Taylor Guardado is getting quite a lot of consideration from the MMA world – and it’s not all good.
The PFL girls’s light-weight is ready to compete within the promotion’s closing for 2021 towards two-time Olympic judo gold medalist and rising MMA star Kayla Harrison. Guardado and Harrison will meet Oct. 27 in Hollywood, Fla., as a part of the headlining act of the 2021 PFL Championship occasion. A $1 million prize and the ladies’s light-weight title shall be on the road.
It’s a large struggle for Guardado (3-1), who’s been preventing professionally for lower than two years. She entered the PFL girls’s light-weight season as an alternate and now finds herself within the closing.
Guardado is having fun with the highlight regardless of it coming so quickly in her younger profession. She likes doing the media and sees it as a reminder of how far she’s come and the way a lot she’s achieved in little time. But there’s an unsightly facet with all the additional consideration that brews on social media.
“Thank you to those who leave terrible messages on my Instagram because those are fun to laugh at,” Guardado instructed MMA Junkie. “Oh my gosh, there’s some telling me that I’m going to get smashed and I’m going to look like an idiot. I literally just screenshot it and send it to my friends. Everyone is laughing at you.”
Guardado expects to be an underdog towards Harrison, however doesn’t essentially perceive why that interprets into hateful messages from followers.
“I think it’s because they know that they can never do this,” Guardado defined. “They know they can’t step up and have the drive and the work ethic to do something like this. They’re jealous, and they’re embarrassed of their own lives, but I’m not entirely sure. I’ve never been in that position, so I can’t really say. But it’s a dumb look. Don’t do it.”
The 30-year-old doesn’t thoughts the underdog position she’ll must play towards Harrison. In truth, she enjoys coming into fights no matter who she’s going through with an underdog mentality.
“I know that I’m a huge underdog for this one and that’s fine, that’s not a big deal,” Guardado mentioned. “I’ve actually gone into every fight thinking I’m the underdog and then usually my coach tells me, ‘Hey, actually you weren’t the underdog in this one,’ and that’s pretty cool. But I think having the underdog mentality makes you a little more gritty, a little more ready to go.”