Kayla Harrison does not like fans calling the women she fights ‘cans.’
The PFL’s biggest star will return to the promotion despite Bellator and the UFC offers. One of the biggest complaints about the Olympic gold medalist is her lack of competition, and because of it, Harrison has been called a ‘can crusher’ for years now.
It is true that she crushes her opponents in dominant fashion. Look at her last run in 2021, for example. The PFL Champ got four straight finishes, with none of her fights getting close to the distance. Despite not having much adversity, Harrison hates the fact that fans label her foes as ‘cans’ because of it.
‘Shame On You’
While on the Throwing Down Podcast with Renee Paquette and Miesha Tate, she told the fans, ‘shame on you’.
“This is one thing that really- like, the internet is full of noise, right? Full of noise and bullsh*t. I used to get so upset by it, but I really just want to say to them, shame on you,” Harrison said. “Like, shame on you for calling these women, cans. First of all, women’s MMA wasn’t even a real thing, how many years ago? This has been built very quickly and it’s grown exponentially, because of Miesha [Tate] and Ronda [Rousey].
“And now we have women who are stepping into the cage, who are working two jobs, and are single moms, who are chasing their dreams…And these assholes on the internet have the balls to call them cans. No, you’re a can. You’re a tomato can, you’re a POS. How dare you talk about these women like that.”
"Shame on you."
After re-signing with the PFL, Kayla Harrison (@KaylaH) has a message for internet trolls that refer to her as a 'can crusher'.
— MMA on SiriusXM (@MMAonSiriusXM) March 14, 2022
The 2022 PFL season begins in April. We’ll see if these ‘can’ comments from fans continue when Harrison makes her new run. Perhaps they will cease if the PFL Champ takes on Cris Cyborg or Julia Budd this season or the next.