‘I Don’t Think She’s Gonna Come Out of PFL’- Cris Cyborg Dismisses Kayla Harrison’s Challenge

Published 11/13/2021, 12:26 PM EST


Cris Cyborg is hands down one of the most dominant fighters, be it male or female, in the sport of mixed martial arts. Cyborg is currently the Bellator Women’s featherweight champion. The fighter has been the champion ever since January 2020.

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Prior to being the Bellator champion, Cyborg was also the UFC Women’s featherweight champion. She holds an outstanding professional fight record of 25 wins and 2 losses. As of November 2021, she stands first in the Bellator women’s pound for pound rankings.

CURITIBA, BRAZIL – MAY 14: (L-R) Cristiane ‘Cyborg’ Justino of Brazil celebrates after defeating Leslie Smith in their women’s catchweight bout during the UFC 198 event at Arena da Baixada stadium on May 14, 2016 in Curitiba, Parana, Brazil. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Cyborg’s most recent win was earlier this weekend at Bellator 271. She defended her Women’s featherweight title against Sinead Kavanagh. Cyborg knocked the challenger out in merely 92 seconds of the first round of the fight. 

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After her win against Sinead Kavanagh, Cris Cyborg appeared in an interview and discussed a variety of topics. One of them being the possibility of her fighting the PFL fighter, Kayla Harrison.

 

When asked about fighting Harrison, Cyborg said, “If she really wants to fight me, she knows where I’m at. Ali (Abdelaziz) can negotiate with Scott Coker to make the fight happen. I have nothing to say. I’m not going to share my shine today. But you know I’m here ready for anyone who wants to fight me, for sure.”

She said, “If she really wants to fight me, she can sign with Bellator, and we’ll fight.”

Additionally, she went on to say that Harrison would not end up leaving the PFL to fight her, “If she really wants to fight me, she can sign with Bellator, and we’ll fight,” Cyborg said. “We’re gonna talk about this back and forth, back and forth. I don’t think she’s gonna come out of PFL. I think she’s gonna continue PFL. This is just part of the game.” [h/t MMA Junkie.com]

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Is Cris Cyborg the future G.O.A.T?

Cris Cyborg is definitely in a league of her own. She has demolished almost every fighter she was put in the octagon with. Throughout her professional career, Cyborg has never lost a fight by an official decision.

The only fighter that has beaten her in recent form is Amanda Nunes, who is arguably the greatest female fighter in the sport of MMA. Her loss against Nunes didn’t set her back, and it seems like Cyborg came back stronger than ever.

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Throughout her career, Cyborg has had an astonishing record of twenty knockouts and one submission win on her resume. This weekend’s spectacular knockout just added to her library of the great fights she holds. If Cyborg continues to fight the way she does, there is no doubt that she can be the future G.O.A.T. (Greatest Of All Time).

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Pranit Punjabi

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Pranit Punjabi is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. A third-year psychology major, this Khabib Nurmagomedov fan merged his interest in psychology with his deep passion for MMA and was intrigued by this new angle to help him get closer to the action. Pranit aims to look through the violence and chaos, into what makes MMA truly beautiful, the deep and rich psychological aspect of the game.

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