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Kayla Harrison chooses to fight; MMA debut coming

Double Olympic judo champion Kayla Harrison will make her MMA debut next year, but the date is to be determined, she said Thursday.

Harrison responded to reports citing her manager that she will make her debut with the Professional Fighters League (PFL) in late February. 193 more words

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On Social Media Burnout and Embracing Minimalism

Does your social media presence bring you joy? Do you deliberately curate your feeds and timelines to only show you things that you want to see or are you, like many, at the mercy of endless algorithms? 1,185 more words

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Olympic gold medalist visits Joint Base Langley-Eustis to share her story of sexual assault

NEWPORT NEWS, VA. – Olympic Judo gold medalist Kayla Harrison is at Joint Base Langley-Eustis in observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Harrison will share her experience with sexual assault in hopes to make a difference. 101 more words

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Judo Star Kayla Harrison Takes Up MMA

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

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Local quartet captures indoor track titles at LSU

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

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Kayla Harrison: Ronda Rousey should have handled comeback differently

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

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Kayla Harrison: 'No one does underdog better than Ronda Rousey'

Ronda Rousey isn’t saying much publicly leading up to her comeback fight against Amanda Nunes on Friday.

But former judo training partner Kayla Harrison is. 242 more words

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