KC Navarro: Mustafa Ali Is Great, Learning From Him Was Even Better

KC Navarro looks back on wrestling Mustafa Ali.

At NEW Hat City Havoc 2024 on April 27th, Mustafa Ali came to the promotion and faced off with KC Navarro in singles action. While Ali would walk away with the victory, he would get on the microphone after the match to praise KC's performance and ability in the ring.

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While speaking to Fightful's Corey Brennan in a recent interview, KC opened up about getting the chance to work with Ali recently.

"It was great. Mustafa is one of those guys that like you look up to, he's not a very big guy and, I'm not a big guy. Anybody knows I'm not a big guy. I'm like five, six, 150 pounds. You know, I'm not that big. Mustafa Ali was one of those guys that faced adversity and people not wanting to see him be that guy. He was always so good and I feel like when he believed in himself, he was like, I need to get out of here. Then they finally got rid of them. I mean, look what he's been doing. I mean, I am number 33 and 33 and now I have to take that. But the way he moves in that ring, it, it, it's not like anybody I've ever been in the ring with, but it reminded me a lot of myself. That's what he said on the mic for our match. Like after the match, he was like, you know, I've faced a lot of people, but you know, KC's one of those guys is like one of the only guys I can look at as, as a guy that when I'm in the ring, like reminds me of me. When I wrestled Buddy Matthews on his first, I was his first independent match back after he got released. I never, I had a documentary film that never got released, but I have the clip where he even said like, KC reminds me a lot of Mustafa Ali. When I compare somebody to Mustafa Ali, that's grade A. I understand why he said that now, because Mustafa Ali is a grade A talent. Being in the ring with him, I got to feel that. So Mustafa's great. Learning from him was even better. The advice that he's given me and the help that he's done, I have nothing but respect for him. I hope I get to mix it up with him again in the future."

KC remains the Warrior Wrestling World Champion and is competing in the Progress Super Strong Style tournament this weekend.

Elsewhere in KC's interview with Fightful, he noted that he is looking to prove himself vs Tate Mayfairs in the tournament. You can read more about that here.

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