Kayla Harrison’s goal remains the same following her decision to re-sign with PFL.
Harrison is one of the top female fighters outside of the UFC. The two-time Olympic gold medalist in judo has made a smooth transition to the world of MMA. She is the 2021 and 2019 PFL Women’s Lightweight Champion.
Harrison became the hottest free agent and garnered interest from the likes of UFC and Bellator. Ultimately, she decided to stick with PFL.
Kayla Harrison Still Chasing Greatness
Kayla Harrison recently spoke to The Schmo and said she still has her sights set on UFC Women’s Featherweight Champion Amanda Nunes and Bellator Women’s Featherweight Titleholder Cris Cyborg (h/t MMAFighting.com).
“I’m coming for the title of Greatest Combat Sports Athlete Ever. Right now, Henry [Cejudo] has it. I’ll give it to him. He has it. But I’m coming for that title.
“I just think I have to keep putting one foot in front of the other. I definitely have to beat Cyborg. I’d really like to fight Amanda, beat Amanda, if I’m gonna go ahead and say it. That’s obviously in the cards. I’ve got to win a couple more titles. He has one gold medal, I have two. He has two UFC belts, I have 2 PFL belts. But if I win belts in every major organization, or beat champions from every major organization, then does that make me the greatest of all time?”
Harrison insists that she’s happy with her decision to stick around in the PFL. Whether or not either Nunes or Cyborg can eventually make the jump to fight Harrison remains to be seen. For now, Harrison will have to make do with the current PFL roster. With Julia Budd on the roster, Harrison could be in for the toughest test of her pro MMA career.