A super fight pitting PFL champion Kayla Harrison and Bellator champion Cris Cyborg is something any mixed martial arts fan would love to see. Unfortunately, nothing has been made official.

However, Harrison alleges that she thought she was going to face Cyborg in Hawaii last Apr. 22. That never happened and it appears her free agency situation some months back was the reason why the super fight never materialized.

"I thought I was gonna be fighting Cris Cyborg on April 22 in Hawaii. So, yes, I'm interested in the fight," Harrison said in a report from TMZ.

"I'm more than ready and willing to step up for that opportunity. I think the fans want it, I know I want it, I know PFL wants it. I'm ready! I thought that that was gonna happen this year, I thought it was gonna happen last week," she added.

Instead, the 31-year-old American fighter will face Marina Mokhnatkina in PFL action.

The botched fight with Cyborg was because the PFL matched offers that Harrison got from other promotions. Hence, the Professional Fighters League owned her rights and dictated who she would be facing.

"I accepted [against Cyborg] and PFL had the right to match and ultimately they did. I'm happy, I'm very happy with where I'm at. I'm excited about the season, you know, I'm excited for the potential fight with Cyborg but I have four fights in front of me in five and a half months. It's no easy feat. It's a grind," Harrison explained.

Regardless, the 31-year-old has not closed the door on facing the Brazilian fighter. Appearing on The MMA Hour, Harrison issued a challenge to Cyborg although holding a super event is easier said than done considering both are with different promotions.

“I’m not scared, I’m not running. Cyborg, if you’re not scared and you’re not running, come fight me here then,” Harrison said.

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Kayla Harrison PFL photo release

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