Kayla Harrison Admits She’s Tired Of Free Agency
Kayla Harrison said she’s over it.
Harrison, who is still a free agent, told MMA Junkie that she’s ready to fight whenever and whoever, she just wants to get a move on with it.
“I’m getting real sick of it at this point,” Harrison said.
“I can’t comment on where I’m going or what I’m doing, but I can comment that I’m getting real sick of it. So whoever wants me, I’m ready to fight. I’m ready to sign on the dotted line, get a contract, get a fight booked.”
“I’m tired of talking about it. I’d like to find either a new home or I’d like to talk to PFL and continue to make them my home. But I’d like to get this done sooner rather than later.”
Her free agency is all she’s been talking about since her October win over Taylor Guardado, which also resulted in her second consecutive PFL championship.
Once news spread that that was her last contracted fight with PFL, the races began. Big MMA promotions like Bellator almost immediately expressed their interest and CEO Scott Coker even spoke with her when she attended a Bellator event.
At the event, she saw Cris Cyborg score her insanely fast win against Sinead Kavanagh via knockout. Cyborg said Harrison was more than happy to fight her in the Bellator cage.
The UFC wasn’t initially interested in Harrison – doubt coming from UFC president Dana White. But former champion Miesha Tate supported the potential of Harrison joining the promotion.
Eventually, White warmed up to the idea and said a mega fight between Harrison and former double champion Amanda Nunes could happen, but Nunes recently lost in a major upset by Julianna Pena – crushing that matchup for now.
“I mean, at first, it was kinda fun. You know, you go to the dances, you go get wined and dined…you feel special, everyone’s interested in you, you’re the new kid. But at this point, I know the fans are sick of it, I know the media is sick of it, I’m sick of it,” Harrison admitted.
“I know the promotions are all like, ‘Where the hell is she going? Let’s figure this out.’ And I know that patience is a virtue and it’s something that I sorely lack. But at this point, I would really just—I already had to take a year off almost from fighting because of COVID, so I don’t want to waste any time, you know? I’m here for a good time, not a long time. I want to get back in there and keep getting better.”