Judo will always be Kayla Harrison’s first love. No amount of MMA success can change that.
“I’ll always have a special place for [judo] in my heart. It’s always gonna be the path, the sport, the way of life that gave me a life I never dreamed of,” Harrison told The Post on Wednesday regarding the sport in which she earned two Olympic medals in the previous decade. “But MMA now is kind of like my mature, once-in-a-lifetime love. It’s an obsession.”