Olympic judokas in UFC’s sights

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Kayla Harrison’s gold medal / Photo by Renzo Gracie

Dana White doesn’t piddle around. While he toils away to deal with the thousands of issues that arrive at his table on a daily basis, the president of the UFC still made time to tune in on the tube and check out the performances the judokas put in at the Olympic Games in London.

The UFC top brass is keeping his eye peeled for talent standing out in the English capital who may soon grace the octagon with their presence. One of those could be Kayla Harrison, the gold medalist in the under-78 kg division. (Check out what White has to say in the video below.)

Another who could one day work under the employ of White is Travis Stevens, who outdid under-81 kg world number one Leandro Guilheiro and used the attention from the win to lobby in his favor:

“I don’t mind getting hit in the face. I love Greco-Roman, Jiu-Jitsu; I’ve done some boxing [under trainer Steve Maze], so why not do MMA?” asked Stevens, who like Kayla is a regular attendee at Renzo Gracie’s Jiu-Jitsu classes in New York.

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