Olympic Gold Medalist Kayla Harrison Signs With The WSOF

Two-time Olympic gold medalist in judo, Kayla Harrison, has signed a multi-fight contract with the World Series Of Fighting.

Before she does make her professional MMA debut sometime in 2017, Harrison will work as a part of the commentary team and as a brand ambassador.

Harrison, when the news broke of her signing, spoke with MMA Junkie about turning her attention from judo to mixed martial arts.

“I’ve been boxing and doing jiu-jitsu and all that, and the biggest thing for me, really, is that I miss competing,” Harrison said. “I miss fighting on the highest stages of the world, and the World Series of Fighting really gave me a great opportunity. I’m excited for this new chapter. I’m excited to commentate. I’m excited to be a brand ambassador and help the World Series of Fighting grow their organization, as well as help me grow myself as a fighter, as a brand myself, and my foundation. So it’s all coming together, and I’m really excited to be working with such a positive and professional team.”

World Series Of Fighting CEO Carlos Silva also spoke to MMA Junkie about signing the two-time Olympic gold medalist.

“For me, personally, having been president of Universal Sports and being very involved in the Olympic movement with NBC, I’m personally just very excited to have Kayla join our team,” Silva said. “If you haven’t ever held a gold medal or seen a gold medal, it’s special, and the people that get them are special. We’re just excited to have her join the team.”

The next event for the promotion, WSOF 34, will be taking place on Saturday, December 31st from The Theater At Madison Square Garden in New York, New York with Justin Gaethje and Joao Zeferino headlining.

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