Morning Report: Kayla Harrison hopes to defeat Cris Cyborg, Amanda Nunes and win the title of “Greatest Combat Sports Athlete ever”


Kayla Harrison may be back with the PFL, but she hasn’t given up on chasing fights with some of the biggest names in MMA, including her former American Top Team teammate.

Harrison officially signed with the PFL last week after she had been offered offers by every major promotion around the globe for a period of four months. The move came as a disappointment to some who were hoping to see a much anticipated fight between Harrison and Bellator featherweight champion Cris Cyborg, but the PFL matched the offer Bellator made for Harrison, keeping the former two-time Olympic gold medalist judoka with the organization on a multiyear deal. It’s an end result that Harrison says she is happy with.

” Life is great. Harrison recently told The Schmo that he is very fortunate. “I’m satisfied. It’s a peaceful experience. It was an up-and-down, winding road of free agency. I am happy it is over. I’m excited to get back in the cage and do what I love.”

Harrison has a lot to be happy about. Per her manager, Harrison’s new deal with the PFL allegedly makes her the highest paid female fighter in the history of MMA. The major issue with re-signing with the PFL is the lack of big-name opposition for Harrison to face. Harrison has repeatedly remarked that she wants to be “the greatest” and that will be tough to do if the PFL cannot draw in more compelling opponents for her. And there are two names atop the list of opponents that Harrison would like to face: Cris Cyborg, and her former teammate, Amanda Nunes.

” I’m here to claim the title of Greatest Combat Sports Athlete Ever,” Harrison stated. Henry [Cejudo] already has it. I’ll give it to him. He has it. But I’m coming for that title.

” I just believe that you have to put one foot in front the other. Cyborg must be defeated. If I can, I would love to face Amanda. It’s in my 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. If I can win all major organizations’ belts or defeat champions of every major organisation, that makes me the greatest ?”


It’s an ambitious goal but one that is becoming more possible by the day. Nunes resigned from American Top Team in January, eliminating one obstacle that could prevent them ever facing off. Meanwhile, Cyborg is reportedly near the end of her Bellator contract. The women both stated that they wanted to meet one another. It’s possible that the PFL might make an offer to Cyborg once Cyborg’s Bellator contract expires. Maybe Bellator might be open to co-promoting the event, as the PFL suggested recently.


Results. Magomed Ankalaev wins lackluster decision over Thiago Santos at UFC Vegas 50.

Results. Adam Borics wins thrilling decision over Mads Burnell after non-stop striking battle at Belaltor 276.

Results. Kevin Lee wins unanimous decision over Diego Sanchez but likely suffers major knee injury at Eagle FC 46.

Unhappy. Magomed Ankalaev unhappy with UFC Vegas 50 performance but not interested in Anthony Smith fight; Smith responds.

Response. Dustin Pourier replies to Colby Covington’s “cute” call: “You have to fight welterweight competitors.”

Proposal. Jake Paul offers Dana White a one-fight UFC fight to meet Conor McGregor.


UFC Vegas 50 Post Show.

UFC Vegas 50 Post-Fight Press Conference.

Bellator 276 highlights.

PFL Challenger Series highlights.

Jake Paul trolls Conor McGregor.

Paul Craig throws axes at the UFC light heavyweight division.


On to the Next One. Matches to make following UFC Vegas 50.




Conor shouting Khalil Rountree Jr .

Darren Till.

Din Thomas is a UFC Analyst.

Also, Jake Paul still teasing MMA.


We had an amazing weekend of fights, even though the UFC main show was disappointing. We’re back this week to get the UFC’s eagerly awaited return from London.

Thanks for reading!


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