Ronda Rousey is a UFC titleholder and one of the most marketable people in the world when it comes to fighting the sport. She began her career in 2010 as a mixed martial arts practitioner, but over the years she has made headlines for successfully combining different ventures – wrestling, acting, writing, and judoka. She currently performs under the Raw brand and is the Raw Women’s Champion – her first regency after signing with the WWE.
Age and Background Details
Ronda Rousey was born Ronda Jean Rousey on February 1, 1987, in Riverside, California, where she also spent her first days. She has several racial backgrounds, including English, Polish, Trinidadian and Venezuelan decent. Ronda’s parents are AnnMaria De Mars and Ron Rousey. The athlete was born into fame and money. Her mother was a celebrated Judo expert. She even won a Judo World Championship in 1984 and interestingly enough was the first American woman to win the title. Her maternal great-grandfather, Alfred E. Waddell, was one of the first black doctors in North America after he moved to Canada.
As she grew up, Ronda Rousey had to deal with some tragic life circumstances. First, she had to deal with apraxia, a disease that prevented her from giving a solid speech. Second, she was given a dose of heartbreak after her father committed suicide when he discovered that he would be paraplegic for life. He had broken his back while riding downhill on a sled over the snow with one of Ronda’s sisters. At that time Ronda was only eight years old.
Her mother, who had a Ph.D. in educational psychology from the University of California, remarried an aerospace engineer and things seemed to be a little better. With the help of her mother and her new lover, she turned to energetic speech therapy to treat her speech disorder. She was also able to continue her education, although she dropped out of high school and later graduated with a GED.
Ronda Rousey began her career in the same field as her mother and, like the woman, made history in judo when she became the first American woman to win an Olympic medal in judo. That was after she won bronze at the 2008 Summer Olympics.
Nevertheless, she gave up her judo career at the age of 21 to begin her mixed martial arts career at 22. At the age of eight, she started her wrestling career professionally and signed a contract with WWE. At her first appearance in the ring, she won her first wrestling title as Raw Women’s Championship.
Interestingly enough, she has made a name for herself in the acting industry as a great actress, particularly through her roles in Expendables, Mile and Furious 7, and she is also successful as an author after publishing her autobiography My Fight/Your Fight.
Ronda’s presence since 2010 has even paid off financially enormously. As a wrestler, author, mixed martial artist, and judoka she has accumulated a fortune of an estimated 12 million dollars.
Ronda has three sisters, who also excel in their different areas of work. Her oldest sister Maria Ortiz is a talented journalist. She has a degree from NYU and is currently CEO and co-founder of a company called 7 Generation Games; her field of activity is a game development and much more.
Her second oldest sister, Jennifer Rousey, is a history teacher who received her master’s degree from USC. Her younger sister, Julia De Mars, attended a preparatory school in California on a scholarship.
Ronda Rousey’s Husband/Boyfriend
Rousey is married to Travis Browne, a mixed martial artist who is widely known as one of the participants in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. They reportedly began dating while Browne was still married to his estranged wife, Jenna Renne Webb, who accused him of domestic violence. In 2015, Browne accepted that he was actually dating Rousey and in 2017 he proposed to her. The lovers legalized their affair in Hawaii. Apparently, they meant every word of their vow, since they have remained strong since their marriage.
Browne is not the first fighter Rhonda Rousey has been involved within a romance. She was dating Brendan Schaub, a fellow UFC fighter. The two separated for unknown reasons, but Schaub once showed that he was too masculine for Rousey, who in his opinion needed a man who would give up everything she said. On the other hand, Rousey revealed in her autobiography “My Fight Your Fight” that she used to be with a nameless man who took nude photos of her without her permission. After she ended it all with the alleged ex-boyfriend, she was motivated to pose nude for the ESPN magazine’s Body Issue so that her nude photos would be open to the world at her discretion. It’s not sure if she was referring to Brendan, but she seems quite happy in the arms of Travis.
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Weight and Other Body Measurement
Ronda Rousey is not small, but not very big either. She has a reasonable height and has shown that she is 1.5 feet 7 inches tall. However, many doubt that she is one centimeter taller than 1.5 meters 3 barefoot. Well, the obvious fact is that she is over 1.5 meters tall.
As for weight, Ronda looks very tall, which is very good for her career. Her weight changes constantly but is always around 60 kg or slightly more. The other values of her vital body areas listed below
Breast Size: 34 inches
Waist Size: 25 inches
Hip Size: 34 inches
Bra Size: 34 A
Dress Size: 4
Shoe Size: 9 US, 39-40 EU, 7 UK