“I’m Coming for Her”- Kayla Harrison Hints Where She Will End Up Next

Published 11/23/2021, 6:00 AM EST


PFL superstar Kayla Harrison is slowly ascending the ladder in the MMA world. Harrison is arguably one of the most talented fighters in the sports right now. The fact that she is still unbeaten just strengthens this argument. Kayla is obsessed with becoming the best MMA fighter in the world.

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Apart from being such an accomplished MMA fighter, Harrison is also an Olympic Judo gold medalist. As of November 2021, Kayla Harrison’s professional fight record stands at 12 wins and no losses. The fighter has also won the 2019 and 2021 PFL woman’s lightweight tournaments. 

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Harrison is on the verge of free agency. As her contract with the PFL is coming to an end, many speculate that she will continue her legacy in another promotion. The PFL superstar recently appeared in an interview with MMA Fighting on SBN and discussed her thoughts on fighting the Bellator champion, Cris Cyborg. 

“I think she feels she has nothing left to prove and there’s nothing wrong with that. I’m not dissing her for thinking that or feeling that way. She’s been around the sport for a very long time. She’s done a lot of great things,” said Harrison on Cris Cyborg.

“I do want to fight her and I think I do need to fight her and I’m the young, hungry, up-and-coming killer. She’s a trailblazer, she is absolutely. But the only problem is I’m on that trail now and I’m on her heels and I’m coming for her. So she doesn’t, maybe she doesn’t need to fight me, maybe she doesn’t want to fight me,” she added.

What’s next for Kayla Harrison?

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After winning a second PFL tournament, Harrison will officially move into free agency. The fighter holds an excellent record and will be looking forward to making a mark for herself in the bigger leagues. However, she will have to cut down to 145 pounds if she wants to make a move to the UFC or to Bellator.

NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 31: Two time Team USA olympian judoka Kayla Harrison during the World Series of Fighting at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on December 31, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Ed Mulholland/Getty Images)

She recently told MMA Junkie, “I have a lot of thinking to do. I have a lot of options. I have a lot to process… We’ll see what happens.”

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After listening to her interview, it sounds like she is keen on taking on Cris Cyborg. Based on this, a move to Bellator looks more likely than the UFC right now. 

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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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