COCONUT CREEK, Fla. – Kayla Harrison is occurring 113 days since she turned the proverbial belle of the ball after ending her PFL contract with a second consecutive girls’s light-weight title and $1 million prize to enter free company.
The expertise had its ups early on. However now, practically 4 months later, Harrison fairly frankly is “sick of it.”
“At first it was sort of enjoyable. You bought to the dances, go get wined and dined. You’re feeling particular. All people’s eager about you,” Harrison advised MMA Junkie. “… However at this level, I do know the followers are sick of it. I do know the media is sick of it. I’m sick of it. I’m positive the promotions are all, like, ‘The place the hell is she going? Let’s determine this out.’ And I do know that endurance is a advantage, and it’s one thing that I sorely lack. However that this level – I already needed to take a 12 months off (2020) virtually due to COVID, so I don’t wanna waste any time.”
Simply three weeks in the past, supervisor Ali Abdelaziz of Dominance MMA advised MMA Junkie that “PFL is the frontrunner” to re-sign Harrison. The place that stands now’s anybody’s guess.
Harrison, 31, additionally has met with UFC president Dana White (and obtained a suggestion) and Bellator chief Scott Coker, making it obvious that the previous Olympic gold medalist judoka’s companies are extremely wanted.
So what’s taking so lengthy with getting a deal finished? Harrison indicated she’s at nighttime.
“I don’t actually know what’s occurring,” Harrison stated. “I’m getting actual sick of it at this level. I can’t touch upon the place I’m going or what I’m doing, however I can remark that I’m getting actual sick of it. Whoever needs me, I’m able to battle. I’m able to signal on a dotted line, get a contract, get a battle booked. I’m uninterested in speaking about it. I’d like to seek out both a brand new house, or I’d like to speak to PFL to proceed to make them my house. However I’d prefer to get this finished sooner somewhat than later.”
Within the meantime, Harrison, who’s 12-0 in MMA, will proceed coaching arduous at American High Group to remain in prime type, hoping her free company state of affairs kinds itself out.
“I’ve been again to two-a-days for some time now, sparring with the most effective of the most effective, simply staying hungry, staying prepared,” Harrison stated. “I’m prepared for my alternative. You by no means know when your likelihood is gonna come. You by no means know when your quantity is gonna be known as.”
Any day now could be good.