The last time Kayla Harrison fought she took a shower and the water turned red. She'd beaten her opponent so badly that she was covered in her blood.
It was a pandemic-era contest under the all-women Invicta umbrella, promoted by visionary MMA leader Shannon Knapp.
Aside from that one Invicta contest in November, Harrison had spent her entire career with the Professional Fighters League (PFL).
The PFL is a combat organization structured in a similar way to the NFL or NBA as athletes compete for points in a regular-season so that they can contest playoffs and, should they continue winning, a lucrative tournament final.