Kayla Harrison reacts to PFL adding Aspen Ladd
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Two-time PFL women’s lightweight champion Kayla Harrison has shared her initial thoughts on the PFL’s signing of former UFC fighter Aspen Ladd.
The PFL signed Ladd just days after the UFC parted ways with the fighter following her recent weight loss ahead of UFC Vegas 60. She was scheduled to face Sara McMann in a bantamweight match before weighing in. two pounds over the limit, forcing the UFC to call off the fight.
The cancellation was the third time the UFC had been forced to drop a fight involving Ladd due to his weight loss issues. She was scheduled to face Macy Chiasson last October before falling ill during the weight cut, fighting two weeks later in her featherweight debut against Norma Dumont.
The PFL has confirmed that Ladd will compete in the next women’s featherweight division in 2023. While it’s unclear whether Harrison will continue to fight at lightweight or move up to featherweight, she seems impressed with the PFL adding Ladd to the mix. .
Kayla Harrison seems intrigued by potential Aspen Ladd PFL fight
In a recent tweet, Harrison responded to the PFL’s acquisition of Ladd.
“Okay okay okay,” Harrison tweetedlooking impressed with the move.
Harrison will face Larissa Pacheco for the 2022 PFL women’s lightweight title next month. Her PFL future remains uncertain after comments she made earlier this year.
Ladd is the latest UFC veteran to make the switch to the PFL’s SmartCage. Former UFC fighters Marlon Moraes and Shane Burgos will square off in their respective PFL debuts at the 2022 PFL Championships.
Adding Ladd to the PFL roster adds potential competition to Harrison in the league going forward. Although it’s uncertain whether the two women will fight next year, the league’s biggest star seems open to a clash.
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