The 16-year-old is a devout Muslim. Meaning, she trains in a hijab and leggings. While her story has made rounds (no pun intended
) on the web, Mashable recently caught up
with the teen, who confessed to to feeling confounded by the entire ordeal. She had no idea that her garb would factor so heavily into her budding career. After all, she’s an athlete, not a model or celebrity. “I was ready, like, in the zone...we didn’t get anybody saying that I wouldn’t be able to fight, we thought it would just happen...then they disqualified me, that was it,” she explained to Mashable.