‘Nobody Has What She Has’- Daniel Cormier Not Confident About Anyone Beating Kayla Harrison

Published 08/26/2021, 1:22 PM EDT
LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 02: U.S. Olympian Kayla Harrison visits the USA House at the Royal College of Art on August 2, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for USOC)


Former UFC dual division champion turned analyst, Daniel Cormier had words of praise for PFL elite Kayla Harrison. The UFC veteran praised Harrison in his latest episode of ‘DC & RC’ where he also discussed many topics, including the future of Jared Cannonier, Jake vs Woodley, and Harrison’s dominance.

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Harrison is perhaps the biggest name to not feature inside the octagon. The Judoka has achieved quite a bit of fame and success in martial arts even before her debut in the biggest MMA promotion in the world. Currently, she is applying her trade for PFL and would soon fight Taylor Guardado for the $1 million prize money.

Cormier showed his appreciation for the undefeated fighter and said, “There’s no one like Kayla Harrison. Nobody has what she has… whether it’s Cris Cyborg, whether it’s Amanda Nunes. I don’t know who in the world can beat Kayla Harrison right now. I’m not confident to say she’s losing to anyone.”

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Harrison has certainly been miles ahead of her competitors. The judoka is yet to face defeat and has raced to an 11-0 win-loss record since starting in June 2018. She recently defeated Genah Fabian in the semifinals of the PFL women’s lightweight tournament at PFL 8.

Kayla Harrison is chasing Amanda Nunes

While Harrison is making raves in PFL, one woman on earth walks around as the greatest female mixed martial artist of all time. It’s none other than the ‘Lioness’ Amanda Nunes. The latter is a UFC two-division champion who has wreaked havoc in the promotion since starting out in 2013.

The Brazilian has dominated every female fighter, including Ronda Rousey, Miesha Tate, and UFC flyweight champion, Valentina Shevchenko. She is yet to find her match in a long time. Most fans believe Harrison could be the one to take down the ‘Lioness’. But the former knows how great the Brazilian is and just wants to grow more before taking her head-on.

After her win over Mariana Morais in March, Harrison had revealed her thoughts on the ‘Lioness’. “My goal is to be the greatest of all time. She is currently the greatest of all time,” Harrison told reporters.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – DECEMBER 14: Amanda Nunes of Brazil celebrates in the octagon at the end of the round during the UFC 245 event at T-Mobile Arena on December 14, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

“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)

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It will be interesting to see when and how these modern-day behemoths collide. For now, both are cutting their teeth in different MMA promotions and would likely do the same for some time.

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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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