Dana White Says UFC Is Ready When Kayla Harrison Is
UFC President Dana White isn’t exactly closing the door on welcoming Kayla Harrison.
Harrison has been dominating the women’s lightweight division in PFL. She won the promotion’s 2019 women’s lightweight title and is currently in the running for the 2021 gold.
During an interview with Big Night Breaks, White said that the UFC is open to signing Harrison once she’s ready to roll (h/t MMAFighting.com).
“Yeah, I know her contract’s up soon. I don’t know if she’s ready to come over here yet, or her people feel she’s ready to come over here yet, but when she is, we’re ready.”
Earlier this month, White questioned whether or not Harrison is ready to face the UFC competition during an interview with TSN.
“I don’t know if she’s ready. I’m always looking for the best possible people to come in and fight. If you think that we’ve offered for her to come over, I just don’t know if her people think she’s ready yet.
“It’s a whole ‘nother level when you get here. Amanda, Germaine, Holly, Aspen Ladd. You’ve got Julianna Pena. The list goes on and on. So it’s a lot tougher when you come over here so I don’t know if they think she’s ready or not yet. But we’ll find out.”
Harrison responded to those comments when speaking to ESPN’s Ariel Helwani.
“I think that if Dana is ready to pay me a lot of money, I’ll make him a lot of money. I have stated many times, I’m ready to face the best in the world.”