Cris Cyborg Plans To Return To Bellator And Invites Kayla Harrison To Join Her

Bellator champion Cris Cyborg fully intends to return to defend her belt and invites Kayla Harrison to join her when her PFL contract is up.

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Cris Cyborg is confident that she will be back with Bellator even though she is not currently under contract. 

In the world of women’s MMA, Cris Cyborg is just about as big a star as she can be. A former UFC champion, she signed with Bellator in 2019 and became the champion there as well. She has done nothing but wins since coming to Bellator and although her current contract has come to an end, she is still the undisputed champion of the Bellator featherweight division. 

Since her last fight inside the Bellator cage, Cyborg has taken her talents to the boxing ring. She had her first professional bout in September which she won and is now getting back in the ring to face Gabby Holloway on the Terence Crawford vs. Avanesyan PPV undercard this weekend. Although she is spending more time in the squared circle than the MMA cage lately, she is still interested in returning to MMA.

Cris Cyborg is confident she will be back in the Bellator cage and invites Kayla Harrison to join her

One of the biggest fights that are being discussed for Cyborg is a potential bout against PFL’s Kayla Harrison. Cyborg and Harrison have been going back and forth on Twitter asking for this fight to be made. The head of PFL had also recently offered a big deal to Cyborg to sign on and fight Harrison, the former lightweight champion. Cyborg said she never received any real offer and is planning to return to Bellator when this next boxing fight is through.

“No, I’m not done with MMA, MMA is my life, and then when I love what I do, and I’m the Bellator champion for sure. I’m going to defend my title,” she said on The MMA Hour.

With her sights set on Bellator, Cyborg sent her own invitation out. She is more than happy to host Harrison in her home organization after her contract with PFL is up.

“I know she has two fights left with PFL, she can rematch Pacheco and she can fight Aspen Ladd who just signed with PFL,” she said. “And then maybe she can come to Bellator. For me, I have a big fight for my next, you know, Cat Zingano is a big fight for me.  She’s undefeated at 145. She beat Amanda Nunes, she beat Miesha Tate, and she is the next fight for me.”

Cyborg has not yet spoken to Bellator about renewing her contract but is confident that they can get the deal done. 

MMA legend Cyborg (26-2 MMA, 1-0 Boxing) will face three-time Bellator veteran Holloway (6-6 MMA, 0-2 Boxing) in what is expected to be an exciting bout. As for Cyborg’s opinion, she believes that the show will be interesting and entertaining. It is scheduled that the 37-year-old slugger will make a follow-up appearance at the Terence Crawford vs. David Avanesyan pay-per-view event taking place in Omaha, Nebraska, on Saturday.

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