Claressa Shields has given a major update on her MMA comeback following a recent boxing victory over Savannah Marshall in which she became the undisputed middleweight champion of the world.
Shields (1-1 MMA, 13-0 Boxing) put on a showcase on October 15, displaying to the world why she is arguably the greatest female boxer of all time. Now, she is set to return to PFL in her pursuit of two-sport stardom.
During a recent chat with The Detroit News, Shields said she will not compete in PFL’s inaugural pay-per-view event on November 25. However, she does expect to compete for “a few” fights in 2023.
“No, we ended up pushing it back, but I will be in an MMA cage next year for a few fights,” she said.
The 27-year-old made it no secret that fighting Marshall delayed plans she had with the PFL. ‘The GWOAT’ has proven to the world that she is at the top of the women’s boxing game and now she looks to make a statement in MMA.
Shields competes as a 155-pound lightweight in MMA and currently has a 1-1 professional record. She showed off her power in her professional debut, defeating Brittney Elkin by way of a TKO. In the follow-up, she took on grappler Abigail Montes and lost a razor-close split decision in what was considered controversial amongst fans.
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