Kayla Harrison: Hottest Photos Of Olympic Gold Medalist

Kayla Harrison has accomplished everything you can in judo. Harrison is a two-time Olympic gold medalist, a gold medalist in the World Judo Championships, a two-time gold medalist in the Pan American Games, and a five-time medalist in the Pan American Judo Championships.
Now, the former roommate and training partner of Ronda Rousey is following in the footsteps of the ex-UFC champ by making the transition to mixed martial arts.
“Ronda is always going to be, I think, that little ‘rabbit’ in front of me,” Harrison said, via MMAjunkie.com. “When I was 16 and I moved to (coach Jimmy) Pedro’s, she was the superstar. She was the golden girl. She was the one everyone was watching. Every day, I said to myself, ‘I’m going to be her some day. I’m going to be better than her. Anything she can do, I can do better.’ It helped take me to the highest levels of my sport.
“So I don’t see this being any different. It’s positive motivation for me. It’s healthy. I think it’s always healthy to have something to chase, something to look forward to.”
Harrison is now training with a number of the top women’s mixed martial artists in the world at American Top Team in Florida.
“I train at (American Top Team) and, in some sense, (UFC champ) Amanda Nunes is that for me,” Harrison said. “(Ex-UFC-champ) Joanna Jedrzejczyk is that for me. I see these girls, I see how successful they are, and I want to be them. I want to be the superstar. I want to be counted amongst the greats like them.”
Harrison’s mixed martial arts debut came in the Professional Fighters League at PFL 2 in Chicago on Thursday, June 21. Harrison’s opponent was Brittney Elkin (3-4), and the bout aired live on the NBC Sports Network.
You can check out more photos of Kayla in the gallery below, or head on over and click follow on Instagram where she currently has a following of nearly 50,000 fans.

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Kayla Harrison Instagram: Best Photos & Must-See Pictures
Kayla Harrison Instagram: Best Photos & Must-See Pictures
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