Published: 10:09 | 22/6/21

Coach expecting even more from Harrison

Double Olympic champion Kayla Harrison may be fighting at lightweight this season, but her coach is expecting even more from her when she eventually drops down to featherweight.

Speaking ahead of Harrison's lightweight contest against Cindy Dandois at PFL 6 this Friday (LIVE on eir sport 1 from 11pm), strength and conditioning coach Jeremy Fedoruk believes she will be even better when she does drop from 155lbs (lightweight) to 145lbs (featherweight).

“It goes without saying, Harrison is an amazing athlete, extremely disciplined. You could tell her a couple of things – she’ll do it 20 times and get it done perfect every time,” Fedoruk told MMA Junkie. 

“But for her, really just monitor and just keep her working. Keep her on schedule and she’s good. 145 obviously is where she’ll end up – the writing’s on the wall. But she’s great at ’55. She’ll be even better at ’45, and the rest you’ll see soon.”

Fedoruk explained that dropping the weight will be no issue for Harrison.

“Big thing is just watch your volume during camp,” he said. 

“Everybody gets nicks and bruises. Minimize your nicks and bruises, stay fresh and watch your caloric intake, watch what you’re eating, and then start your cut a little sooner if need be.”

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