Kayla Harrison has specified her ideas on Claressa Shields’ changeover to MMA soon after signing with the PFL final thirty day period.
Claressa Shields, a many-time reigning planet boxing champion, signed with the PFL past thirty day period and is envisioned to make her MMA debut in 2021. Harrison (8–), who was a Judoka in advance of transitioning into MMA, is “proud” of Shields for building the change and “excited” to have her with the PFL.
“I’m super energized for it,” Harrison informed MMA Junkie. “I’m happy of Claressa for building the changeover. It is a frightening issue to do, but it’s these an remarkable point. I think she left her ease and comfort zone, and the sky’s the limit for her. I’m happy of the PFL for continuing to expand the division and create the women’s division, and I’m proud that I aided create a division for her to go to. There was no authentic 155-pound division prior to.
“She’s previously overtly mentioned that she can not make 145, so I consider it’s amazing and exciting that there are gals out there who are high, superior-degree athletes who now have a area to go simply because of some thing that I did. So I’m proud of it, and I’m fired up. Obviously, she’s really green, incredibly young in her vocation, but time will notify, and if we ever get the option to combat, I know we’ll do it with mutual regard and it’ll be a person hell of a demonstrate.”
Harrison feels as even though her and Shields share a good deal of similarities and is rooting for her as she starts the next journey in her fight sports activities career.
“We’re pretty comparable. She arrived from quite much nothing and made something of her everyday living. We have each performed that, and we know what it can take to get to the major of the mountain, and now this is just a new mountain for her just like it was for me. I assume that as lengthy as she nonetheless has that fireplace and as extended as she has the correct people all over her, she’s gonna be thriving. It is only a make a difference of time.” she stated.
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