Ronda Rousey | Family, Wedding Pics, Age, Biography, Education, Height, Husband, Scandal, Weight, Wedding, Wiki & More
Born: February 1, 1987 (age 30), Riverside, California, United States
Height: 1.7 m
Weight: 61 kg
Spouse: Travis Browne (2017)
Books: My Fight / Your Fight
Ronda Jean Rousey (/ˈraʊzi/; born February 1, 1987) is an American actress, professional wrestler, and former mixed martial artist and judoka. She is currently signed to WWE.
Rousey was the first American woman to earn an Olympic medal in judo (bronze), which she won at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. She is the former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion, as well as the last Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight Champion. She won 12 consecutive MMA fights, six in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), before suffering her first loss, to Holly Holm in November 2015. She won 11 of those fights in the first round, nine of them by armbar submission. Rousey trains under Gokor Chivichyan of the Hayastan MMA Academy, and Edmond Tarverdyan of the Glendale Fighting Club.
In May 2015, two magazines ranked Rousey as the most “dominant” active athlete. In September 2015, voters in an online ESPN poll selected Rousey as the Best Female Athlete Ever. Later that month, she claimed to be the UFC’s highest paid fighter, male or female. In 2015, she was the third most searched person on Google. As of January 2017, Rousey is ranked the #4 female bantamweight fighter in the world according to the UFC, and #9 by Sherdog.
Rousey’s first feature film role was the 2014 film The Expendables 3. In 2015, she had roles in the films Furious 7 and Entourage.
As of 2017, Rousey lives in Venice, California.
Rousey was a vegan after Beijing 2008, but in 2012 described her current diet as “kind of a mix between a Paleo and a Warrior diet”, trying to eat everything organic.
Rousey has discussed how she dealt with body image in the past and her struggle with it. She explained, “When I was in school, martial arts made you a dork, and I became self-conscious that I was too masculine. I was a 16-year-old girl with ringworm and cauliflower ears. People made fun of my arms and called me ‘Miss Man’. It wasn’t until I got older that I realized: these people are idiots. I’m fabulous.”
Rousey is an avid fan of Dragon Ball Z and Pokémon. Her favorite Pokémon is Mew and she had a childhood crush on Vegeta. Christopher Sabat, the English voice actor of Vegeta, jokingly replied in an interview, “She has seen my power level for what it is… She also scares me.” She also plays World of Warcraft, primarily as a night elf hunter.
In 2015, she raised money for the Black Jaguar White Tiger Foundation, whose goal is to save big cats from circuses and zoos and provide them with the best lifestyle, by auctioning signed T-shirts.
In April 2015, Rousey visited Yerevan, Armenia for the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. While in Yerevan, she visited the Tsitsernakaberd Armenian Genocide memorial.
Rousey endorsed Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign in the 2016 United States presidential election.
In February 2016, in an interview with Ellen DeGeneres Rousey admitted that suicidal thoughts went through her mind in the aftermath of her knockout loss to Holly Holm in November 2015.
Rousey once dated fellow UFC fighter Brendan Schaub. In August 2015, Rousey was rumored to be in a relationship with UFC fighter Travis Browne, who knocked out Schaub in a bout the previous year, after a picture of the two together appeared on Twitter and Browne’s estranged wife Jenna Renee Webb accused the two of seeing one another. Browne was at the time still married and under investigation by the UFC after Webb publicly accused him of domestic violence back in July. Browne confirmed he and Rousey were together in October 2015. The next day, Rousey announced publicly that she was dating Browne. On April 20, 2017, Rousey and Browne announced their engagement. Browne proposed to Rousey under a waterfall in New Zealand. The two were married on August 28, 2017 in Browne’s home state of Hawaii.
Domestic violence incident
In her autobiography, My Fight, Your Fight, Rousey revealed she assaulted an ex-boyfriend she dubbed “Snappers McCreepy”, two weeks before her first fight with Miesha Tate, after Rousey discovered that he had taken nude photos of her without her consent or knowledge. Rousey wrote, “I slapped him across the face so hard my hand hurt.” The ex-boyfriend didn’t respond physically, but he blocked the door and refused to move when Rousey tried to leave. Rousey goes on to write that the ex-boyfriend jumped in her car and, when he refused to exit, she proceeded to beat him further. Although Rousey deleted the photos and erased his hard drive, fear that the pictures may still be out there influenced her to pose for ESPN’s Body Issue, so that nude pictures of her would be seen on her own terms
American Ronda Rousey helped bring female mixed martial arts to a mainstream audience en route to becoming the first UFC women’s champion.
Who Is Ronda Rousey?
Born in 1987 in California, Ronda Rousey endured a tough childhood marked by speech problems and her father’s suicide. She became a judo champion, earning back-to-back golds at the Pan American Championships and a 2008 Olympic bronze medal. Rousey joined the mixed martial arts circuit in 2010, earning fame as the UFC Bantamweight Champion, before suffering her first loss in November 2015. In January 2018, she announced her move to the WWE pro wrestling circuit.
Ronda Jean Rousey was born on February 1, 1987, in Riverside, California. Born with her umbilical cord wrapped around her neck, Rousey nearly died from a lack of oxygen and sustained slight brain damage, which impeded her ability to speak an intelligible word until she was 6.
A tragedy fell upon the family when Rousey’s dad, Ron, broke his back while sledding with his daughters. A blood disorder prevented him from healing properly, and after learning he would be a paraplegic then regress to a quadriplegic in the few years he had left to live, he committed suicide when Rousey was 8.
Rousey struggled in class and was homeschooled for parts of elementary and high school, but she found an outlet for her frustration when her mom, AnnMaria De Mars, persuaded her to learn judo. A gold medal–winning judoka at the 1984 World Championships, De Mars began drilling her daughter in some of the sport’s fundamentals, most notably the dreaded armbar used to pin an opponent to the mat.
Rousey was named to the United States Olympic team at age 15, and at 16 she became the youngest American to earn the national No. 1 ranking in the women’s half-middleweight division. Although she didn’t earn a medal at the 2004 Olympics, she claimed gold at that year’s World Junior and Pan American Judo Championships.
After defending her Pan American Judo Championship title in 2006, Rousey became the first American woman in 12 years to earn a World Championship medal by finishing second in the 2007 tournament. She then won gold at the 2007 Pan American Games, despite a torn knee meniscus. After earning the bronze medal at the 2008 Olympics, she retired from judo at age 21.
Mixed Martial Arts Fame
Unsure of what to do in the wake of her judo career, Rousey worked as a bartender and lived out of her car for a spell in Los Angeles. She eventually joined the Glendale Fighting Club and in August 2010 made her amateur debut in mixed martial arts, a victory by way of an armbar after just 23 seconds. Two more amateur bouts ended via armbar submission after 57 and 24 seconds, respectively.
Rousey continued her run of domination after turning pro in the sport, reeling off four straight wins in under a minute apiece. In March 2012, she became the Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight Champion by defeating Miesha Tate in four minutes and 27 seconds.
By this point, Rousey had become a crossover star with her good looks and penchant for first trash-talking and then brutally dispatching her opponents. She was featured on a cover of ESPN The Magazine’s 2012 Body Issue, and appeared as a guest on Conan O’Brien’s talk show.
After one more speedy victory, Rousey was the first woman to sign with the Ultimate Fighting Championship, the world’s largest mixed martial arts league. Designated Bantamweight Champion, she successfully defended her belt in the inaugural UFC women’s bout in February 2012, submitting Liz Carmouche via her patented armbar in four minutes and 49 seconds, her longest fight at that point.
In the summer of 2013, Rousey appeared in another sexy photo spread, for Maxim. At the end of 2013, she won a rematch with Tate that extended to the third round, suggesting she was losing her touch as the dominant force of the UFC women’s circuit. While training for her next fight, Rousey filmed The Expendables 3 (2014), in which she played a nightclub bouncer who is recruited to join a team of mercenaries. She also appeared in the 2015 films Furious 7 and Entourage.
When she returned to the UFC Octagon, Rousey won four consecutive first-round victories, two of them coming in under 20 seconds. However, her reign finally ended with a second-round knockout by Holly Holm in November 2015. The surprising loss sent ripples through the sporting world, and presented Rousey with her first serious athletic challenge since her days of competitive judo.
Over a year after her stunning 2015 loss, Rousey attempted a comeback on December 30, 2016 at UFC 207, facing off against reigning champion Amanda Nunes. However, Nunes defeated Rousey in just 48 seconds. Rousey did not comment immediately following the stunning loss, but UFC president Dana White spoke about her reaction in an interview with ESPN’s SportsCenter: “I went backstage after and hung out with her for probably 40-45 minutes,” White said. “I’ll tell you this: She’s in better spirits this time than she was after the Holly fight. She’s very competitive. She does not like to lose. She loves to win, and she loves to do what she sets out to do.”
Move to WWE
On January 28 2018, following months of speculation, Rousey confirmed she was joining World Wrestling Entertainment with her surprise appearance at the WWE women’s Royal Rumble match.
“This is my life now,” she told an ESPN reporter afterward. “First priority on my timeline for the next several years. This is not a smash-and-grab; this is not a publicity stunt.”
Although she didn’t rule out a return to mixed martial arts, the move all but signaled the end of her historic run as the sport’s first female superstar. “I’m happy for her. This is something she has always wanted to do,” said White, her former UFC boss. “Ronda continues to achieve everything she has ever wanted.”
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