Monday, December 21, 2015

Ronda Rousey, Ring Legend

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Ronda Jean Rousey (born February 1, 1987) is perhaps the most famous fighter of the 21st Century. She took women's fighting and transformed it from a sports backwater to a prime-time event.

Let's learn a little bit about Ronda.

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Rousey is from Riverside, California. She comes from a sports tradition, as her mother was a top World Judo Champion (World Judo Champion 1984).

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Ronda's background is Afro-Venezuelan, English and Polish.

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Ronda dropped out of high school, but later earned her G.E.D.

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Ronda got into Judo due to her mother, who taught her beginning at age 11.

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Ronda is an Olympian, having competed in the 2008 Olympics. She took a bronze medal in her weight class. She has an Olympic rings tattoo on her hip to commemorate it.

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Ronda turned professional in 2010.

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Ronda was a champion by March 3, 2012, when she won the Strikeforce Women's Bantamweight Championship by beating Miesha Tate.

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Ronda signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) later that year.

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Ronda won her first twelve fights, but she suffered a dislocated jaw from Liz Carmouche on 23 February 2013.

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In her sixth title defense, against boxer Holly Holm, Rousey lost for the first time. She suffered a knockout from a head kick. This led to a required suspension.

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A rematch with Holm is scheduled for 9 July 2016.

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Rousey's nickname, which isn't used very much, is "Rowdy." She took it from Rowdy Roddy Piper, who gave his permission.

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Ronda does not believe in showing nudity, based on advice that she got from her mother. She says she won't show more than can be seen in a bathing suit.

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Ronda is a pretty girl, and was ranked No. 29 in the May 2013 Maxim Hot 100.

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Ronda has developed an acting career. She was in "The Expendables 3" (2013) with Sylvester Stallone, and also "Entourage" and "Furious 7."

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Ronda is scheduled to star in a remake of the Patrick Swayze film "Roadhouse."

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Ronda fulfilled a request and was a Marine's date at the 2015 Marine Ball.

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Ronda is involved in a number of business ventures, including Reebok and Carl's Jr.

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Rousey likes to play video games, including Dragon Ball Z and Pokémon, and even World of Warcraft.

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Rousey dated UFC fighter Brendan Schaub, then switched to the guy that beat him in the ring, Travis Browne.

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Rousey beat up another boyfriend, who is unnamed, as described in her autobiography "My Fight, Your Fight."

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Ronda is a fourth-degree black belt in Judo.

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Ronda's mother is a seventh-degree black belt in judo.

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Her maternal grandfather was the son of immigrants from Trinidad.

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Ronda trains at Glendale Fighting Club in California.

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Ronda's father Ron committed suicide when she was eight due to an accident that he knew would leave him a quadriplegic.

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Ronda's favorite move in the ring is the armbar. It often gets her out of the ring quickly with a victory.




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