Featherweight champion Bellator is ready for a promotion superfight, but it needs to be in her rightful place.
Having just secured a quick knockout victory in his latest title defense, Cris Cyborg addressed the fact that Professional Boxer League champion and Olympic gold medalist Kayla Harrison may be on the way. looking for another challenge after the end of the PFL’s 2021 season.
In an interview with Ag Fight, Cris expressed an interest in getting into the judo major and trying her hand at a division she hadn’t explored before at lightweight. The way Cyborg sees the matter, whether the super battle becomes a reality or not depends solely on whether Harrison chooses to sign Bellator.
“I think I’ve seen some opportunities for that to happen before. I saw the way she talked and it reminded me of Ronda Rousey. When Ronda started talking about me early in her career, I was a Strikeforce champion. She was in my weight class and when the fight was supposed to happen, it didn’t. I have seen this movie before. However, if that means it, she (Kayla) is not more than welcome. I’m training and she knows where I am.”
“She’s been fighting for two years and I see she doesn’t have a lot of followers (on social media). She is looking for her place in the limelight, an opportunity. It could also be in her weight class. That will make the fight easier. I certainly will (get motivated for this fight). It can be mild, I haven’t fought there before.”
In her final match, Cyborg (25-2-1 NC) recorded her fourth straight win at Bellator, with a knockout of Sinead Kavanagh on Nov. 12. Prior to that, tennis player 36 age ended Leslie Smith, Arlene Blencowe and Julia Budd. Her most recent loss occurred in December 2018, when she was knocked out by UFC doubles champion Amanda Nunes.
https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2021/11/24/22799402/cris-cyborg-open-to-kayla-harrison-super-fight-at-lightweight-she-knows-where-i-am Cris Cyborg Opens Super Light Fighting Kayla Harrison: ‘She Knows Where I Am’