Kayla Harrison Reacts to Donn Davis Calling Her a ‘Follower,’ Willing to Fight Amanda Nunes at UFC 303

Harrison snapped back at the PFL founder and declared herself ready to fight at UFC 303 — on one condition.

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Kayla Harrison doesn’t give a sh*t what Donn Davis has to say.

During a recent appearance on the Weighing In podcast with ‘Big’ John McCarthy, the PFL founder claimed that was nothing more than a “follower who needs validation” and threw some additional shade at the two-time Olympic gold medalist with an analogy using NBA stars Kevin Durant and LeBron James. 

Responding to Davis’ dig, Harrison made it clear that while she’s proud of what she accomplished under the PFL banner, her dream from day one was to be a UFC champion and nothing was or will stand in that way. 

“Honestly, I’m living my best life,” Harrison said on The Ariel Helwani Show. “I take great pride in what I built at the PFL. I carried that company on my back for quite a while, and I’ve got big shoulders, so I can handle it. I just don’t have time for that bullsh*t. Every day, I wake up, I get to go to the gym, I get to train with the people that I respect, admire, and look up to.

“I’m chasing a dream. When I started MMA, the goal wasn’t to make a sh*t ton of money. The goal wasn’t to be rich and famous, the goal was to be UFC champion.”

Kayla Harrison Lays Down Her Plan to Become the ‘Greatest of All Time’

Making her promotional debut at UFC 300, Kayla Harrison immediately thrust herself into the bantamweight top 10 with a second-round submission victory over 135-pound titleholder Holly Holm. If Harrison gets her wish, her next outing will be for a shiny new UFC belt. 

After that, the goal is to establish herself as the greatest female fighter of all time — and she knows exactly who to go through to get there. 

“I tried to fight Cyborg several times,” Harrison said. “I’m not gonna bet my career on Cyborg saying yes to me. I don’t need Cyborg anymore. I’m gonna go on, I’m gonna be great, I’m gonna go win the UFC title, lure Amanda [Nunes] back, beat the sh*t out of Amanda, and then I’m gonna be the greatest of all time.”

With Conor McGregor’s fight against Michael Chandler in jeopardy, Harrison is even willing to step up and occupy the UFC 303 headliner on June 29 if it means getting her a shot at ‘The Lioness.’

Published on June 4, 2024 at 10:37 pm
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