Judo star and (to some) “the next Ronda Rousey” Kayla Harrison has decided to pursue a career in mixed martial arts.
Harrison’s decision to enter the world of MMA was not without misgivings. 18 more words
Four area athletes brought home state titles to northwest Louisiana after the LHSAA Indoor Track Meet Saturday at LSU’s indoor facility.
Haughton’s Josh Lister and Byrd’s Kyah Loyd captured the Division I 60 meter dash crowns after running 6.84 and 7.53 respectively. 200 more words
Olympic judo champion Kayla Harrison believes Ronda Rousey‘s comeback fight should have been an easier match rather than a title bout and that Rousey needs to take “a hard look” at the people around her. 295 more words
When U.S. judo fighter Kayla Harrison won the gold medal at this year’s Olympics there were a number of publications who were quick to suggest that she could be the next Ronda Rousey — a decorated judo competitor who transitioned to mixed martial arts. 31 more words
2x Olympic Judo Champion Kayla Harrison just made an announcement that is going to make a lot of people very happy. She just inked a fresh new deal with rising MMA promotion World Series of Fighting to take part as a commentator starting in the new year, as well as transition her Judo skills to the cage. 233 more words
Two-time Olympic judo champion Kayla Harrison has joined mixed martial arts promotion World Series of Fighting as a commentator, brand ambassador and potentially a fighter, but she isn’t 100 percent committed to competing and won’t set a first bout for at least one year. 344 more words