Kayla Harrison answers if she could beat Floyd Mayweather in Boxing, MMA and Grappling

Kayla Harrison (left) and Floyd Mayweather (right)
Kayla Harrison (left) and Floyd Mayweather (right)

Kayla Harrison is one of the most dominant MMA fighters in the current climate, using her incredible judo skills to dominate her opponents. She is currently signed to the Professional Fighters League (PFL) and sits at 15-0 in MMA.

But the dominance Harrison has shown in MMA began during her judo career. Her list of achievements as a judoka is immense, but back-to-back Olympic gold medals in 2012 and 2016 stand above the rest.

The two-time Olympic gold medalist recently organized an Ask Me Anything on Reddit. Her aura of invincibility led some combat sports fans to ask her some rather far-fetched questions. One such question was whether Harrison thought she could beat Floyd Mayweather in a fight. Harrison replied:

"Grappling: Yes, Boxing: No, MMA: Maybe"

See the thread below:

Screenshot of Harrison on Reddit answering fan questions
Screenshot of Harrison on Reddit answering fan questions

Kayla Harrison is the 2019 and 2021 PFL Women's Lightweight Champion. It is hard to imagine how Floyd Mayweather would be able to defeat her in an MMA bout, let alone a grappling competition.

But it appears Harrison is humble enough to admit that arguably the greatest boxer of all time would beat her in a boxing match.

Kayla Harrison previews upcoming trilogy bout with Larissa Pacheco

Kayla Harrison is just days away from facing Larissa Pacheco for the third time in her career. The PFL lightweight title will be on the line when the pair clashes.

Pachecho hopes to register her first win against Harrison this weekend. The Brazilian fighter is currently 0-2 against the American.

Harrison will be looking to finish Pacheco in this fight, something she has been unable to do in their previous bouts. With only three decision victories in all 15 of Harrison's wins, it shows how tough it is to finish Pacheco.

Whilst speaking to MMA journalist Robbie Fox, Harrison previewed her upcoming fight:

"I think she's strong, powerful, you know. She's a heavy hitter, and she's got a lot of confidence coming off of five straight knockouts in the PFL."

Watch the interview below from 7:00:


Kayla holds two unanimous decision victories over Pacheco, both coming in 2019 in PFL. Having never finished Larissa Pacheco inside the cage, Kayla Harrison would be eager to make a statement and get the finish.

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