Is Kayla Harrison Ready For UFC? Dana White Isn’t So Sure
UFC President Dana White has interest in Kayla Harrison but he isn’t sure that her team thinks she’s ready.
Harrison is the 2019 PFL Women’s Lightweight Champion. She has a perfect pro MMA record of 9-0 with seven of those nine victories ending in a finish. While Harrison has looked dominant, it could be a different story against a new crop of competition.
Speaking to TSN’s Aaron Bronsteter, White said he’s unsure if Harrison is prepared to step inside the Octagon (via Bloody Elbow).
“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 trains with UFC “Champ-Champ” Amanda Nunes at American Top Team. With that said, Harrison has admitted that she eventually wants to fight “The Lioness.” She’s hoping to go down as the greatest female fighter of all time, a distinction that many have given to Nunes.
Harrison was last seen in action at PFL 3 on May 6. She scored a first-round TKO win over Mariana Morais.