• A super-fight between Kayla Harrison and Cris Cyborg has been widely discussed
  • Harrison almost signed with Bellator during free agency
  • PFL boss Donn Davis says that his promotion is willing to stage the match

The talks of a super-fight between Kayla Harrison and Cristiane "Cyborg" Justino have gained traction once again, following a pretty bold proposal from Professional Fighters League (PFL) chairman Donn Davis.

PFL's head honcho took to Twitter to campaign once again for a must-see matchup between two of the most dominant fighters in women's mixed martial arts (MMA) today.

The executive also laid down a $4 million offer, with each fighter taking home a guaranteed $1 million paycheck while an additional $2 million bonus waiting for the winner of the clash.

"Fans want the fight. Fighters want the fight. I have watched and listened. PFL will provide all the money and handle all matters," Davis' tweet read.

Justino responded directly to Davis, questioning Harrison's credentials and the notion they should be paid equally

Kayla Harrison
Kayla Harrison PFL photo release

Although the Brazilian legend seems to be skeptical of Harrison's stature in the sport, the American has been turning heads for years whether it's on the judo mat or inside the cage.

Harrison is a two-time Olympic gold medalist in judo and has translated that excellence into even more gold in the sport of MMA.

Since jumping into the cage, Harrison has been nothing short of dominant, posting an immaculate 14-0 professional record with 11 of those wins coming by way of stoppage.

On top of that, Harrison is a two-time PFL women's lightweight champion and is likely on her way to a historic third title reign under the league's banner this year.

Justino, meanwhile, is a true icon in women's MMA as the 37-year-old Brazilian has held world championships in various promotions such as Strikeforce, Invicta FC and the UFC.

In addition, she boasts a remarkable 26-2 slate with 20 wins coming by way of knockout and owns notable victories over the likes of Gina Carano, Marloes Coenen, Holly Holm, Felicia Spencer and Julia Budd.

"Cyborg" is currently the reigning female featherweight titleholder in the Scott Coker-led Bellator.

The Harrison-Justino showdown is something that has been floating around for a few years now, and it gained even more steam last summer during Harrison's time in free agency.

Harrison came close to signing Bellator, which made an encounter with "Cyborg" almost inevitable.

However, Harrison decided to remain with PFL, which seemingly put the brakes on the potential clash until Davis' recent comments.

A few months back, the International Business Times discussed why PFL could be the frontrunner in staging the aforementioned super-fight.

Speaking of PFL, the organization is in the home stretch of what has been a historic 2022 season, which has seen the league enjoy marked growth on multiple fronts.

This season also marked the league's first trip overseas, with PFL holding back-to-back playoffs events in the United Kingdom.

PFL will head over to London this Saturday, August 20 with a card headlined by Harrison herself, where she takes on Martina Jindrova in a women's lightweight semifinals clash.

Should Harrison go onto the finals and claim a historic third title reign in PFL, it only makes an impending bout with "Cyborg" all the more intriguing.

Justino, on the other hand, last saw action back in April when she defeated Arlene Blencowe to successfully defend the Bellator women's featherweight championship for the fourth time.

Cris Cyborg
Cris Cyborg competing under Bellator MMA. Bellator

While getting the fight done won't be as easy as putting pen to paper, fans and pundits have seen before that anything can happen in the MMA world.

With PFL planning to head into pay-per-view territory by next year, it's safe to say that a Harrison-Justino mega-duel would be the main event to make.

Will it become a reality? Loyal and die-hard stakeholders of MMA will all just have to wait and see.