‘Come Over Here and Fight the GOAT’- Dana White Sends a Message to Kayla Harrison

Published 12/09/2021, 4:30 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NV – MAY 23: UFC president Dana White interacts with fans and media during the UFC press conference at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 23, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

UFC President Dana White spoke to Aaron Bronsteter from TSN and talked about Kayla Harrison signing with the UFC. Harrison is primed to be one of the biggest free-agent signings in recent memory and several fans want to see her in the UFC. A major reason for that, is the presence of featherweight champion Amanda Nunes, who is the women’s GOAT.

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Not to mention, there’s an additional angle when considering that ‘The Lioness’ and Kayla Harrison are training partners. Both women train out of American Top Team (ATT) in Coconut Creek, Florida and a clash between them is very compelling.

Dana White talked about having Harrison on board with the UFC and said the only way she could prove herself as the best, is to fight against Nunes.

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JACKSONVILLE, FL – APRIL 24: UFC President Dana White is seen during UFC 261 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on April 24, 2021 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Alex Menendez/Getty Images)

“I’m interested in the whole Kayla Harrison thing. She thinks she’s the best in the world, there’s only one way to found out. Come over here and fight the GOAT.”

White also revealed that Harrison was in talks with the UFC and he doubled down on his previous claim.

“She’s been talking to us. Yeah, for sure. There’s only one way to do that. You want to be the greatest of all time, you come fight the GOAT.”

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During the conversation with Bronsteter, Dana White mentioned how Amanda Nunes was one of the best athletes he had ever worked with. Furthermore, he was confident that Nunes wouldn’t hesitate to accept the fight simply because she was a training partner of Harrison.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – DECEMBER 14: Amanda Nunes of Brazil waits for the start 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)

“Amanda Nunes is one of the best athletes I’ve ever worked with and she doesn’t play all that goofy ‘We’re just friends s**t.”

The winner of a potential clash against Nunes and Harrison would go a long way in crowing a definitive GOAT. Both women are confident that they have the goods to go down as the best female fighter in history.

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However, as of now, nothing is known about Kayla Harrison’s plans to become a UFC fighter. Time will be the best indicator to determine where the former Olympian goes from here.

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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