Cris Cyborg disappointed Kayla Harrison declined PFL bout offer

Renowned combatant Cris Cyborg has made serious allegations against two-time PFL champion Kayla Harrison. She suggested that Harrison obstructed a highly-anticipated super fight set for 2024 from materializing.

In 2024, Cyborg plans to defend her Bellator women’s featherweight championship under the PFL. Her anticipated return is expected as part of the Bellator International Champions Series. The event is set to be launched later in the year under the PFL banner.

Speculations soared following the PFL’s acquisition of Bellator last year, sparking discussions on various potential matches. Among these, the much-talked-about showdown between Cyborg and Harrison stood out. It was considered a significant prospect within the PFL’s newly established pay-per-view division.

However, Cyborg’s recent disclosures on social media reflect disappointment. She revealed that the long-awaited bout might not happen any time soon. Harrison allegedly turned down an offer, resulting in the setback.

Cyborg recently tweeted the news for her fans who were expecting to see her take on Harrison this year.

“I am disappointed to hear that after [Peter Murray] offered me the date and location for a fight against [Kayla Harrison] and after we accepted the bout that she has now declined the offer”

As of the latest update, Harrison has yet to respond to Cyborg’s assertions. Notably, she returned to the win column with a victory over Aspen Ladd at the 2023 PFL Championship.

At Bellator 300 in October of last year, Cyborg won by TKO over Cat Zingano. It was her last match with Bellator, which the PFL acquired a few weeks later.

Harrison is managed by Dominance MMA and Ali Abdelaziz, who has not officially addressed the claims made by Cyborg. Prior to her win against Ladd, Harrison faced her first professional defeat as she lost against Larissa Pacheco at the 2022 PFL Championship.

The highly anticipated showdown between Cyborg and Harrison seems to have hit a roadblock due to Harrison’s reported refusal. The combat sports community eagerly awaits further developments for this match.