Kayla Harrison says she’s done fighting with MMA legend Cris Cyborg after he apparently turned down an offer worth up to $3 million.
PFL founder Donn Davis stepped in during a recent social media slang match between Harrison and Cyborg with a gargantuan offer to both ladies.
“$1 million per fighter + $2 million winner bonus. PPV Super Fight…more talk…decide best inside the cage,” Davis wrote on Twitter.
The former UFC and Bellator champion took offense that Harrison would receive the same purse as her, despite the fact that she hasn’t beaten anyone of note yet.
“She gets an equal fight scholarship based on what? To be your champion? Beat a fighter who is 12-13 years old? All the PPVs she’s sold? Cyborg replied
Harrison is now done fighting with the 37-year-old after turning down a $3 million fight offer – the same amount Ronda Rousey would have made for her quick knockout loss to Amanda Nunes in 2016.
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The Brazilian knockout artist doesn’t seem interested in fighting the queen of the PFL and will instead make her boxing debut next month before potentially setting up a massive crossover fight with Katie Taylor.
“At this point it’s out of my control,” Harrison told talkSPORT.
“I’ve made it very clear that I’m ready to fight her. I’ve said pretty much everything there is to say. I can’t force anyone into the cage with me.
“I can promise them the world. You know, Donn Davis has already promised a scholarship of $1 million each and an additional $2 million to the winner. I can’t do much more. The rest is up to Cyborg and the PFL.
“I will be ready if that day comes, and she decides to fight.”
The two-time Olympic gold medalist in judo has looked flawless since transitioning to MMA in 2018 and has won 14 straight fights under the PFL banner.
After twice winning PFL tournaments that guarantee the winner a $1 million prize, Harrison has become one of MMA’s most beloved fighters.
The 32-year-old will return to action this Saturday at London’s Copper Box Arena against Martina Jindrová as she looks to improve her perfect record to 15-0 and reach a third PFL tournament final.
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