Kayla Weed joins the Carroll’s Corner MMA Podcast to discuss her recovery from her knee injury. At 2-1-1, Weed comes from a strong wrestling pedigree. After fracturing her knee cap, the Washington native dislocated her knee and tearing her MCL, during her last contest, which knocked her out of competition for a couple of months.
Weed informed Kyle Carroll how she recruited and is the founder of the first female wrestling team. After being rejected by the men’s wrestling coach at her high school, Weed didn’t take no for an answer and was rewarded with the funding for a varsity female wrestling team, which is thriving still today.
The 22-year-old UTC MMA fighter is excited to return to the cage to demonstrate her striking. Weed fights with a very aggressive style, as she likes to attack using her wrestling and then ground-and-pound her opponents. Since recovering from her knee injury, Weed has been focusing on her striking game.
Weed speaks to Carroll about her positive attitude and mindset after suffering her injury. The young fighter displayed a strong positive attitude towards everything she’s faced in her young career thus far.
The 5’7” bantamweight fighter explained how her family is fully supporting her. Weed doesn’t just train though. She’s also attending the University of Washington, working as a bartender and training full-time. Weed explains how she balances everything in her busy life.
Weed’s excitement of getting back to fighting in June showed all over her face with a big smile. She also talked about her sponsors. She has a few sponsors that make shirts, hats and other gear. The sponsorships help pay for some of her training.
This young fighter from Washington is a rising amateur prospect. After she’s healthy and back in the cage, expect her to rack up some victories on the west coast.
If you’re interested in following Weed’s career, follow her on IG at @kayla.weed.
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