Christian Mixed Martial Arts Champion Kay Hansen passed on Harvard to pursue MMA career

Christian Mixed Martial Arts Champion Kay Hansen passed on Harvard to pursue MMA career

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[] In another world, Kay Hansen would be spending her summers fielding grounders on Soldiers Field and getting ready for a packed academic schedule. Not grinding away on the mats at 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu in Fullerton, Calif., preparing to inflict physical punishment on another human being.

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But that’s the choice Hansen made at the age of 16 and she hasn’t looked back since. Now 19, Hansen is getting ready for her fourth pro MMA bout, a flyweight bout with fellow 19-year-old Erin Blanchfield at Invicta FC 32 this Friday at Firelake Arena in Shawnee, Okla.

Given the passion she’s shown so far, it’s understandable that Hansen is all in on her fighting career, but it wasn’t long ago that she was a student at Whittier Christian High School with top grades and a spot on the Harvard University softball squad awaiting her.

Rather than represent the Crimson, Hansen chose to spill crimson inside the cage.

“I was pretty close,” Hansen recently told MMA Fighting of almost ending up at Harvard. “I’d been talking to the head coach, I had her cell phone number, it was what I was going to do, softball. I was looking at a lot of Ivy League schools, but that was my No. 1.

“But then when I found fighting, that didn’t matter to me anymore.”

The decision was made during her junior year, when Hansen was juggling school and competing in travel softball, which involved playing against the best teams from around the country and being watched by college scouts. It was during this time that Hansen caught the attention of several Ivy League schools and she thought her path to Harvard was set.

But once she discovered jiu-jitsu, her full attention rapidly shifted over to the world of MMA and just like that, she made the call to abandon softball, drop out of high school, and focus on becoming a full-time fighter. With the staunch support of friends and family, Hansen made a successful amateur debut in September of last year and then won her first pro bout via first-round submission three months later at Invicta FC 26.

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  1. I am a father of 3 daughters who are constantly bombarded with secular humanist ideology. We homeschooled them with the intent to pass on the idea of homeschooling as well as to train them up in careers that they can do from home and supplement the family income. I have watched them grow up and pursue careers of bookkeeping and hairdressing with the intent to get married and have lots of children (God willing). If we do not reinforce the God given roles of masculinity/femininity and family we have no future as humans. Just watch all the documentaries on China/India/America/Europe and population issues which are all coming home to roost. America didnt have abortion forced on them they chose it, they didnt have to have women work outside the home they chose it, they didnt have to destroy the family by divorce and sexual infidelity they chose it. I hope that for the sake of females as the one represented in this article we get back to a God centered family driven society that lives breathes and sleeps thinking of future generations well being and not the self-centered selfish ambitions of a materialistic culture. Come Lord Jesus Come!!

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