PFL executive, Donn Davis has suggested a co-promoted bout between their two-time lightweight tournament victor, Kayla Harrison, and the current Bellator MMA featherweight queen, Cris Cyborg – urging Scott Coker and co to “settle this nonsense” between the two rivals.
Harrison, undefeated in 12 professional mixed martial arts outings, penned new terms with the PFL earlier this week, agreeing to a multi-year deal with the promotion after a period of free agency following the completion of last year’s season format.
The two-time PFL lightweight tournament victor is set to return for the 2022 season which kicks off in April, however, during her time testing free agency since October of last year, the two-time Olympic gold medalist was linked on numerous occasions with moves both the UFC and Bellator.
Whilst neither move came to fruition after PFL matched a prior offer from Bellator, as they retained matching rights to Harrison, Cyborg has been linked with an eventual move to the PFl once her deal with Bellator comes to a close, which may happen before the end of this year.
In the days before Harrison’s signature with PFL this week, she and Cyborg, a former UFC, Strikeforce, and Invicta FC featherweight champion engaged in a series of back-and-forths on Twitter, teasing an eventual matchup.
In reaction to the two’s verbal quarrel this Friday evening, PFL executive, Davis gauged the interest in a co-promoted clash featuring Harrison and Bellator champion, Cyborg.
“Hey Scott Coker… who is @criscyborg fighting over there at @BellatorMMA? (thinking face emoji) (laughing face emoji). To settle this nonsense. Kayla (Harrison) vs. (Cris) Cyborg,” Davis tweeted. “ Loser pays event production costs. @PFLMMA is IN… @KaylaH is IN. What about Bellator and Cyborg?”
While Harrison has yet to be matched for her first outing in 2022, Cyborg attempts to secure the fourth successful defense of her featherweight title reign in April as she tackles past opponent, Arlene Blencowe in a championship rematch in Hawaii.