Kayla Harrison's 'Flea Market Flip' appearance was all about her grandma

CHICAGO Winning Olympic gold medals in judo in 2012 and 2016 opened up a lot of doors for Kayla Harrison.
One of them she probably never saw coming. When the producers of “Flea Market Flip” reached out to see if she wanted to be on the show, she had to check with the best source of flea market information she knew: her grandmother.
And when Mamaw gave her the thumbs up in a big way, given her love of the show, Harrison knew there was only one way she’d be a part of it. Naturally, she brought her grandma along as her teammate.
On the second episode of Season 7 of the show, Harrison and her grandma, Rachel, took on two-time Olympic figure skating medalist Nancy Kerrigan and her son. On the show, the teams are given a $500 budget and an hour to shop at the flea market in this case, the famed Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Mass. They had three themed projects to complete using their buys, and a full day afterward to work with design teams to come up with reimagined projects. A few weeks later, they sold their projects at the Long Island City flea market in New York.
Although Harrison and her grandma came up short against Kerrigan and her son, whose sales produced a bigger profit, the experience is one she said she loved being able to give to her grandmother.
Check out the video above to hear Harrison’s memories of the show and just how much more difficult it was than she thought it would be.
Tonight, Harrison (0-0) fights Brittney Elkin (3-4) in her pro MMA debut on the main card of PFL 2 the Professional Fighters League’s second event of its first season. The main card airs on NBCSN following prelims on PFL’s Facebook page.
You can catch Harrison’s episode of “Flea Market Flip,” hosted by Lara Spencer, in replays on the Great American Country cable network. The show originally aired on HGTV. Her episode is scheduled to repeat Sunday at 6:30 p.m. ET and July 13 at 6:30 p.m. ET.And for more onPFL 2, check out theMMA Rumorssection of the site.The Blue Corner is MMAjunkie’s blog space. We don’t take it overly seriously, and neither should you. If you come complaining to us that something you read here is not hard-hitting news, expect to have the previous sentence repeated in ALL CAPS.








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