Timing is everything: Hilo’s Mejia makes most of her MMA opportunity before shutdown

Hilo’s Laura Mejia, left, defeats Jenn Flores in a mixed martial arts bout in March in Honolulu. (Francis Philip Quibilan/Courtesy Photo)

Laura Mejia is on lockdown like the rest of us, suspended but not expelled. The mixed martial artist figures to have an extra bounce in her step and a blueprint to follow once sports resumes