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Kayla Harrison wins 2nd Olympic gold in judo. Is a career in MMA up next?

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An Olympic champion yet again, Kayla Harrison now has a chance to become an even bigger star. Harrison earned her second straight gold medal in judo on Thursday, winning the 78-kilogram category at the Rio de Janeiro Games. After the bout, she was asked about turning her attention to a professional career in mixed martial arts. She wouldn’t say. “I’m just going to focus on being two-time Olympic champion and decide about punching people in the face at a later…

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UFC sold for $4 billion, White stays on to run promotion

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The UFC has been sold for approximately $4 billion to a group led by Hollywood talent agency WME-IMG. UFC President Dana White confirmed the sale of the mixed martial arts promotional company in text messages to The Associated Press on Sunday night. WME co-CEO Ari Emanuel also announced the sale early Monday in an internal company email that included SNTV — a joint venture between The Associated Press and IMG. “We’ve been honored to have UFC and a number of its athletes as clients…

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