Examining Kayla Harrison’s Biggest Fights Across The MMA Landscape

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Amanda Nunes UFC 259 post-fight
Amanda Nunes Credit: Gabriel Gonzalez/Cageside Press

UFC: Amanda Nunes

The UFC is the easy guess for where Harrison is heading next. However, some recent comments by Dana White may be cause for concern for those that want to see Harrison in the big show. White recently stated that if he were Harrison, he would stay in PFL to avoid facing the likes of Amanda Nunes, essentially pulling a page out of the old 2013 Ben Askren playbook. Devalue a fighter publicly, make the fans think they’re worth less than they’re asking. It’s not new.

The other complication comes from the fact that Nunes and Harrison train out of the same gym, although they have said they would fight if it came down to it. Harrison would also have to take a pay cut (potentially) if she were to attempt to fight in the UFC and would also have to move down to featherweight, which she has done on one occasion, for Invicta FC last year. But even if Harrison drops down to featherweight, there are few fighters outside of Nunes.

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  1. Kavanagh, who has more losses than wins in Bellator is listed as an enticing match-up, but not Arlene Blencowe who also crossed over from another sport, fought for the title twice, trains with Holly Holm and Claressa Shields; isn’t. Funny.

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