Coker On PFL/Harrison Making Cyborg Superfight: They Have My Number

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Bellator CEO Scott Coker is unfastened to dealing with the PFL to negociate a ace combat betwixt Kayla Harrison and Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino.

Harrison has teased the thought of a matchup against Cyborg for a fewer years, dating backmost to conscionable earlier the 2021 PFL season. She considered signing with Bellator during her caller escaped bureau earlier yet re-signing with the PFL.

Harrison and Cyborg had erstwhile been connected complimentary terms, with Harrison going arsenic acold arsenic naming Cyborg as the featherweight GOAT implicit her erstwhile teammate Amanda Nunes. But, things person gotten spicy connected societal media successful caller months, with Cyborg going arsenic acold arsenic blocking her connected Twitter.

During a recent interrogation with MMA Fighting, Coker addressed the existent authorities of affairs regarding a Harrison vs. Cyborg cross-promotional matchup happening.

“I’m not definite and, conscionable to beryllium honest, I person not heard from them astatine all. Nothing,” Coker said of the PFL and Harrison. “I cognize they person my number, truthful I don’t understand. They’re doing a batch of societal [media] chattering and trying to make a story. But to me, Cris is the top pistillate combatant of all-time, and she fights for Bellator. Kayla Harrison is simply a great, large fighter, she’s proven that. She could beryllium 1 of the greats of all-time successful the aboriginal arsenic well, but she has to grow, and to combat somebody, and past support growing. She’s going to person to enactment years into it.

“But to me, we’ll see, but I’m confused by what they accidental and what they privation to bash due to the fact that I haven’t heard from anybody. If these societal attacks are their mode of doing concern past I don’t bash concern similar that. Pick up a phone, springiness maine a call. That’s however we bash business.”

The PFL plans to motorboat a ‘super-fight division’ arsenic soon arsenic adjacent year, which could acceptable the precedent for cross-promotion talks betwixt the league and Bellator. Harrison volition look Marina Mokhnatkina successful her 2022 debut connected May 6, portion Cyborg volition look Arlene Blencowe successful her latest featherweight rubric defence this play astatine Bellator 279.

Coker is focused connected Bellator’s instrumentality to Hawaii this play but seems unfastened to making the Harrison/Cyborg combat hap if the PFL initiates interaction with his promotion.

How bash you deliberation a Kayla Harrison vs. Cris Cyborg combat would play out?

Curtis Calhoun

Curtis Calhoun is an MMA Journalist based successful Seattle, Washington. After a longtime imagination of becoming a sports journalist, helium was capable to execute his goals upon graduating from Washington State University successful 2016. When he's not working; helium enjoys Biking, Hiking, Reading, and exploring passim the Pacific Northwest.