Amanda Nunes’ Loss Ruined ‘Mega-Million-Dollar’ Fight Against Kayla Harrison
Despite Amanda Nunes getting a second chance against Julianna Pena, her historic loss has derailed plans.
UFC President Dana White commented on the potential Nunes versus two-time PFL Champion and free agent Kayla Harrison in the UFC 269 post-fight presser. He seemed to have addressed it as a thing of the past.
“These are those things, man,” White said. “For like a Kayla Harrison, the Amanda Nunes fight was huge. I mean, if they would have faced off, it would have been a massive, you know, mega-million-dollar fight.”
“Let me tell you what,” he added.
“If Amanda Nunes had won tonight, the Kayla Harrison fight would be one of the biggest fights that you would have ever seen.”
White said Nunes could have a rematch if she wanted – to which she agreed – but as for a Harrison fight, those plans are unclear.
Harrison, who just finished her contract with PFL following her second consecutive win, has been shopping around MMA promotions. Bellator and a late-interested UFC expressed their intentions to sign the two-time Olympic gold medalist.
Harrison had attended Bellator 271 where Cris Cyborg, a former UFC fighter and current Bellator women’s featherweight champion, said she was open to fighting her.
Meanwhile, Pena said she wants to take a break and bring her daughter to Disney in January to celebrate the girl’s birthday. It’s unclear when the rematch will take place.