“Not Going to Happen”- Amanda Nunes vs Kayla Harrison Will Not Happen Says Coach

Published 11/26/2021, 10:11 PM EST

Ronda Rousey famously paved the way for women in mixed martial arts. The decorated judo practitioner convinced Dana White to let women fight in the UFC. Prior to his meeting with Rousey, White had been adamant that women would never fight under his promotion. Since then, the likes of Amanda Nunes, Joanna Jedrzejczyk, and Rose Namajunas, among others, have lit up the UFC with their skill. 

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Over the past few years, Amanda Nunes has cemented her place as the GOAT when it comes to women’s MMA. ‘The Lioness’ has completely obliterated everyone in her path in not one, but two divisions. No one in the promotion’s history, apart from Nunes, has held and defended two belts simultaneously. With challenger after challenger falling short, it is only natural to wonder if Nunes can ever be beaten, and if so, who the person to do it will be.

One name that pops up time and time again is Kayla Harrison. However, in a recent interview with MMA Junkie, coach Mike Brown put an end to speculations of a possible fight between the two. He said, “Yeah, I mean this is the dream fight people want to see. But this is same team, same gym, not going to happen I would imagine. Different organizations, different trajectories, and there is plenty to eat out there.”
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Could we see Kayla Harrison in the UFC alongside Amanda Nunes?

Kayla Harrison has been with PFL for five years. During that time, she has maintained her unbeaten record and has firmly established herself as one of the best fighters in the world. However, her last fight in the promotion on 27th October was the last fight on her PFL contract. 

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Harrison, one of the most sought-after talents in the world, has a plethora of options to choose from. The UFC obviously is one such option. However, at this point in time, it is unclear if we will see Harrison in the UFC, given Dana White has not been particularly interested in having her on board.

It will be interesting to see where Harrison eventually ends up. Fight fans will be hoping to see her in the UFC so that she can get tested against the very best in the world. 

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Where do you think Kayla Harrison will fight next? Let us know in the comments below!

 

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Kevin Binoy

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Kevin Binoy is a senior UFC author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA desk, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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