Olympic judo star Kayla Harrison discusses Ronda Rousey, MMA and more in an interview with SI.

By SI Wire
August 15, 2016

Olympic judo star Kayla Harrison called MMA “really tempting” in an interview with TIME in Rio.

Harrison became the first American to win two gold medals in judo events during the Rio games. When asked if she would pursue a career in MMA, Harrison said she’s already turned down multiple offers because she can’t envision herself in the sport.

Speaking with TIME, Harrison reiterated her issues with MMA, but also called the sport tempting because of the fame and money it can bring athletes. Harrison also discussed her relationship with UFC star Ronda Rousey, who won bronze in judo during the 2008 Olympics.

You can watch the full interview above.

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