Kayla Harrison believes the PFL women’s lightweight tournament has the potential to be the best of the organization’s second season.
After PFL hosted its inaugural season in 2018 featuring six men’s tournaments with $1 million prizes for the winner, Season 2 will include a women’s bracket. Two time Olympic gold medalist Harrison (3-0) is the centerpiece, and she said she couldn’t be happier.
When Harrison signed with PFL and did a number of one-off fights away from the tournament format, there were some questions about whether the promotion was the best fit for her. She said there’s now no doubt it’s where she belongs.
“I’m excited the steal the show is what I’m excited to do,” Harrison told MMA Junkie. “The PFL, they took a chance on me. There’s been a lot of comparisons to Ronda (Rousey), there’s been a lot of, ‘She’s a judo player, but can she fight?’ Not only did they take a chance on me and sign me, but they said, ‘Listen, we want you to be healthy, we want you to be happy and we want to shatter glass ceilings and create this brand new weight class.’
“When your bosses actually listen to you, that makes your job a dream job. I literally get to wake up every day and do what I love and not cut weight and send a positive message and do it in a format that I want to do it in. My life is perfect.”