When news of the Professional Fighters League broke, it’s safe to say the MMA world was shocked. Never before has a North American MMA promotion made such a shakeup to the formula we’ve come to expect. Making fighters the ultimate priority, the Professional Fighters League will aim to transform the lives of those on the roster with a $1 million prize,.

As news of the format made it’s way across the MMA world, current WSOF athletes were asked for comments on the Professional Fighters League. Although more details will be released, it appears the Professional Fighters League is something fighters will be eagerly anticipating.

Andre Harrison, WSOF Featherweight Champion

“I think it’s great that they’re willing to pay fighters the way they’re talking. It’s sick that we’ll be almost like the NFL or the NBA.”

Blagoy Ivanov, WSOF Heavyweight Champion

“I’m very excited. I can’t wait.”

Kayla Harrison, 2-Time Olympic Judo Gold Medalist

“I am pumped about this. I think this a big move in the right direction to making MMA a real fan and fighter friendly sport. I think this gives every fighter the opportunity to control their destiny and I think it also gives them an opportunity to make real money. What’s not to love!”

Lance Palmer, Featherweight

“I don’t really know too many details about it but it seems like it will be good for the fighters. I’m pumped! Can’t wait to fight again.”


Jason High, Lightweight

“The new format looks great! It’s a great step in the right direction for the entire industry. I’m excited to be part of an organization that’s willing to go out on a limb and invest in athletes and their abilities!”

Joao Zeferino, Lightweight

“I love it. It’s exciting. It’s going to keep us busy the whole year and the prize is amazing. I can’t wait!”

Paul Bradley, Welterweight

“I think it’s great. A throwback to the old MMA days where everyone was given a fair shot at becoming champ. No more politics when it comes to who is pound for pound the best.”

Tommy Marcellino, Lightweight

“I think the new format is awesome and a chance for the fighters to change their life.”

Vinny Magalhaes, Light Heavyweight


Jake Shields, Welterweight


Bas Rutten, Analyst


Jake Heun, Light Heavyweight


Shane Kruchten, Featherweight