‘A Room Full of Bad A** Women’- Claressa Shields Pulls Amanda Nunes’ Leg After Kayla Harrison’s Victory

Published 08/20/2021, 4:53 PM EDT
DETROIT, MICHIGAN – OCTOBER 02: Claressa Shields works out during a pre fight media workout at the Downtown Boxing Gym on October 02, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)


Legendary boxer and MMA fighter, Claressa Shields pulled UFC women’s dual division champion, Amanda Nunes’ legs, after Kayla Harrison dominantly defeated Genah Fabian via TKO in the PFL 8 headliner. The judoka improved her career MMA record to 11 wins and no losses.

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Shields, who is aiming to conquer the MMA world after dominating women’s boxing, took to Twitter.

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Ever since Harrison stepped foot inside the MMA world, the talks of her battle with the ‘Lioness‘ have been doing rounds. Both women have been dominating their divisions in their respective promotions for a while now.

Nunes, who is currently bantamweight and featherweight champion in UFC, has been constantly thwarting out challenges from the two divisions. Many consider her as the greatest female fighter to step inside the ring.

Meanwhile, Harrison has been creating a wave of herself. She has sweated a little in all of her fights and has already etched her name in the all-time great list.

INGLEWOOD, CA – DECEMBER 29: Amanda Nunes of Brazil celebrates her KO victory over Cris Cyborg of Brazil in their women’s featherweight bout during the UFC 232 event inside The Forum on December 29, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

In an interview given in March, the judoka had described Nunes as the greatest of all time. “My goal is to be the greatest of all time. She (Nunes) is currently the greatest of all time.”

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“The biggest compliment I could give to Amanda is I hope to fight her one day. That’s the best compliment I could give her because that means she’s the GOAT. She’s what we’re all chasing,” she added. (via MMA Junkie)

Kayla Harrison believes Claressa Shields will find it difficult to switch between boxing and MMA

Not just the ‘Lioness’, fight fans have also linked Harrison with a matchup against Claressa Shields. But the judoka believes Shields has a lot to learn in MMA and will find it difficult to switch to MMA from boxing and vice versa.

“She has holes,” Harrison told Ariel Helwani on ‘The MMA Hour’. “She has holes. I think they were expected, [but] I think I was surprised a little bit. I don’t know. My mentality was just always to be as prepared as possible for whatever challenge I get myself into.”

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Gold medal Kayla Harrison at the Judo women’s -78kgs held at Carioca Arena 2 during Day 6 of the 2016 Rio Olympics on August 11, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo by Lionel Hahn/Sipa USA

“So I was surprised she took the fight so quickly after transitioning to MMA. I expected her to train for a little bit longer. I think it’s a very tough task to be boxing and doing MMA at the same time,” she added. (via MMA Fighting)

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It would be a magnificent sight for fans to see any of the three greats face one another in a battle. Though it would still take some time for this to happen, fans can rejoice that there is a good possibility of this happening.

What did you make of Shield’s pulling Amanda’s leg after Harrison’s win? Let us know.

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Akshyay Srichandan Mahapatra

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Akshyay Mahapatra is a UFC author for EssentiallySports. He wished to combine his passion for the UFC (that he has been following since 2008) as well as his love for writing. This motivated him to enter the world of combat sports journalism.

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