Hasbulla might be popular on the internet but he is clearly not on the good books of UFC fighter Katlyn Chookagian.
Chookagian recently was in Abu Dhabi for her fight with Manon Fiorot at UFC 280 and during the fight week, she bumped into the internet sensation. Speaking about her experience of meeting Hasbulla, Chookagian said that it was not a pleasant one.
She revealed the same on the ‘Burning the Boats’ Podcast with her husband Kyle Cerminara. The UFC fighter noted that Hasbulla denied her a photo and added that it was disrespectful of Hasbulla to do the same.
“I asked him for a picture where it was all fighters. So he knows I’m a fighter. But you know, I asked him for a picture. He literally waved his finger at me and said, ‘Women, no photo. That seems more disrespectful to women than Andrew Tate saying he thinks women should be, like, protected,” she said on the podcast.
Interestingly, Hasbulla is signed with UFC as an ambassador. He hails from Dagestan in Russia and has a huge fan following on social media platforms.
Katlyn, meanwhile, is 18-5 in her professional MMA career. The 33-year-old was on a four-fight winning streak prior to her loss against Manon Fiorot at UFC 280: Oliveira vs. Makhachev.
She started her UFC journey back in 2016 and has been quite successful over the past six years having only lost four fights in the promotion.
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