Nadya Suleman is excited and nervous about her upcoming fight against Amy Fisher in “Celebrity Fight Night.” “I think it’s a great opportunity,” she said. “I’m very grateful.”

Suleman is not only thrilled about participating in the event, but she’s also thrilled about watching some portions of the event. “I’m excited to see all of it,” she said. “I really want to see Coolio. I’m a big rap fan.”

Suleman doesn’t know a lot about her opponent, but that’s okay. “She’s very nice, I’ve met her,” she said. “..I’ve never followed any stories about her…none of us are perfect, no one has the right to judge other people, everyone’s made mistakes.”

As far as preparing for the upcoming fight between raising her 14 children, however, she said she “keep[s] juggling” everything. “I’m going 300 miles per hour,” she said. “I’ have no time to feel. But I keep going, I keep pushing forward. I stay very productive…It’s the little things that bring me enjoyment.” One of those things being spending time with her kids, eight of which, of course, made history as being the second set of octuplets born in the U.S.

Having octuplets led the media to give her the nickname “Octomom,” which she takes in stride, even though she said “I’ve been turned into a parody with my permission.” “I can’t take it seriously,” she said. “I was raised by sarcastic parents…I don’t take it seriously. I can handle it.”

Aside from appearing in “Celebrity Fight Night,” Suleman will be appearing in “Millennium,” a low-budget horror film. “It turns out I have a hidden talent for the screen,” she said. “Apparently, I’m an inborn emotional actress–my mother’s always been saying that.”

Despite being called “Octomom,” Suleman said she embraces every opportunity she is given. “I’m grateful for every opportunity,” she said. With the opportunity “Celebrity Fight Night” brings, Suleman will use it to fight for others; she hasn’t decided which charity she’ll be fighting for yet, but the charity of her choice will be one that helps address autism due to her six-year-old being born with the disorder. “I’m very proud,” she said.

Make sure see how well Suleman holds up against Fisher in “Celebrity Fight Night,” November 5.

Nadya Suleman

By Monique Jones

Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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