PFL President Announces Claressa Shields’ Return to MMA

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In a caller interrogation connected The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani, PFL CEO, Peter Murray announced that boxing’s middleweight queen, Claressa Shields volition marque her instrumentality to MMA nether the PFL banner successful November, pursuing her unification bout with Savannah Marshall.

“She is grooming for 1 of her biggest fights successful her pro vocation successful boxing close now… that’ll hap successful September, and pursuing that, she’ll going to marque her 3rd pro MMA combat successful November, connected our title card… aft that boxing bout, she’ll past modulation to afloat MMA mode and she’ll beryllium connected the November card”.

Claressa Shields Returns To The Ring

Claressa Shields returns to the boxing ring for the 2nd clip since dipping her toes into the cage connected September 10th, heavy successful force territory astatine the O2 Arena, arsenic she aims to recapture her WBO pistillate middleweight rubric from Savannah Marshall. Marshall has held the rubric since it was vacated by Shields during her stint successful MMA, defending the loop 3 times successful the interim.

Shields went 1-1 successful MMA nether the PFL banner, aft grooming BJJ nether IBJJF No Gi World Champion Roberto Alencar, alongside Holly Holm, joining Holm astatine JacksonWink MMA successful precocious 2020. Shields won her archetypal bout against Brittney Elkin via TKO successful R1, and mislaid a divided determination against Abigail Montes connected the PFL Championship card.

Peter Murray Open To Welcoming Jake Paul To MMA

Murray besides teased that helium is unfastened to welcoming Jake Paul to MMA, pursuing flirtation connected Twitter. Murray had thing but praise for Paul’s growth successful his abbreviated clip arsenic a nonrecreational athlete, telling Helwani that the PFL would beryllium excited to invited him to the sport.

“We person a narration with Jake… deliberation astir what Jake has built for himself… and is present an jock versus wherever he’s travel from, what he’s taken connected and the opponents and the level he’s built is thing abbreviated of impressive. He’s ambitious from a concern position arsenic good arsenic an athlete… should helium privation to instrumentality connected MMA, that’s thing we’d surely beryllium excited about”.

Paul has been forced to cancel his lawsuit astatine Madison Square Garden this week against Hasim Rahman Jr. aft the aboriginal was deemed incapable to healthily marque value for the bout by the NYSAC. However, speculation is rife that this is simply the PR explanation, fixed that the lawsuit had generated lone $1M successful summons sales, and the PPV was trending badly.

Are you excited to spot Claressa Shields instrumentality to MMA?