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Cris Cyborg open to Kayla Harrison fight, but not chasing it: ‘I don’t have any problems with Kayla’

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MIAMI – Cris Cyborg is focused solely at the task at hand. That’s Sinead Kavanagh at Bellator 271.

However, when it comes to who’s the best woman on the planet today, a free agent is starting to creep into the conversation. Two-time PFL women’s lightweight champion Kayla Harrison has yet to re-up with the promotion and fans are wondering if the former Olympic gold medalist could land in Bellator.

Cyborg (24-2 MMA, 3-0 BMMA), who held UFC gold prior to her Bellator title reign, isn’t a stranger to free agency. While she can’t speak for Harrison (12-0 MMA), the Brazilian MMA legend thinks the American will land in the promotion which offers her the most.

“I think probably she’s searching for the place who can pay (her) the most money for her fights,” Cyborg told MMA Junkie on Wednesday. “I don’t have any problems with Kayla. We can fight. It’s a good fight for me, too. Bellator knows always. When I signed with Scott Coker, I said, ‘I would like to do cross-promotions.’ Maybe, I can have a rematch with Amanda Nunes. Maybe, I can fight somebody who is the champion in PFL. Maybe, I can have the opportunity to fight in Japan. That’s one of my dreams, but I’m focused Friday on Sinead.”

Often one to voice openness to challenges, Cyborg indicated she’d accept the fight if it crossed her plate but she’s not interested in looking past Friday’s opponent Kavanagh (7-4 MMA, 4-4 BMMA).

“I really don’t want to talk about Kayla,” Cyborg said. “I don’t have a reason. I talk about Sinead. … I think I have a lot of tools to finish the fight. I believe that Sinead is a fighter, too. She’s come to get a title. I’m ready. I’m ready for this situation and fight, and I’m very excited to fight in Miami.”

Bellator 271 takes place Friday at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. The main card airs on Showtime after prelims on MMA Junkie.

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