- Country:United States
- Born:1 February 1987 (29 years)
After Rio, Harrison must make a big decision about her future. She’ll decide if she wants to leave judo for Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), just like her former roommate Ronda Rousey. “I never say ‘never,’” Harrison said. “Judo is my first love. It’s my passion. But who doesn’t want to be famous? It takes a special kind of person, but I think that I could step in the cage and beat somebody up for a lot of money. Read more
American judo star Kayla Harrison is seriously considering trying to join her friend Ronda Rousey in the UFC following the Rio Olympics in August. Harrison, who became the first US woman to win an Olympic gold medal in judo with victory at London 2012 said Tuesday at the Team USA media summit that she has several career choices after Rio, but added: “MMA is one of the top two.” Read more
Judoka travel a lot, are used to go public and communicate a lot during travelling and to get funding for their activities. One of the most popular social media besides Facebook has always been twitter. But also among the top twitter accounts, twitter isn’t that popular anymore. Read more
Who else than Teddy Riner was the most searched judoka of the year 2015 in JudoInside’s unmatched database. Riner won his eighth World title this year and kept undefeated since 2010, an amazing performance. In the road to Rio he finetuned some techniques and grew to an even bigger icon in his country and for judo. Read more
Justin Flores, Ronda Rousey’s longtime judo and grappling coach, had the best seat in the house for one of the worst nights of the former UFC champion’s athletic career. Days later, he insists the pain of that night is still uncomfortably fresh. “It’s been a surreal few days,” Flores told MMAjunkie. Flores was cageside in Australia for UFC 193, where Rousey was not only defeated by Holly Holm but was truly stifled from start to finish in a way no other athlete has ever been able to remotely accomplish. Read more
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