Get to know the facts about MMA star Ronda Rousey, including her net worth and the details on her marriage to husband Travis Browne.
- 1 Ronda Rousey: Early Life and Net Worth
- 2 Ronda Rousey: Judo Career
- 3 Ronda Rousey: Mixed Martial Arts Career
- 4 Ronda Rousey: Ultimate Fighting Championship
- 5 Ronda Rousey: Wrestling Career
- 6 Ronda Rousey: Fighting Style
- 7 Ronda Rousey: An Actress and an Author
- 8 Ronda Rousey: Facts To Know
- 9 Ronda Rousey: Her Husband Travis Browne
- 10 Happily Ever After
Ronda Rousey: Early Life and Net Worth
Ronda Rousey was born on February 1, 1987, in Riverside, California to AnnMaria De Mars and Ron Rousey. Rousey’s mother was a decorated judoka; she was the first American to win the World Judo Championship. Rousey’s biological father, Ron Rousey, committed suicide after learning that he would be paraplegic. He broke his back while sledding with his family. Ronda Rousey is the youngest of her three sisters. Rousey was diagnosed with apraxia and she had trouble with her speech for the first six years of her life. Her parents moved out of Riverside, California and moved into Jamestown, North Dakota to get intensive speech therapy when she was three years of age. Rousey is estimated to have a net worth roughly around 10 million dollars.
Ronda Rousey: Judo Career
Rousey has been training for judo with her mother since age 11. Rousey qualified for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens when she was 17. At the World Junior Judo Championship in Budapest, Hungary, Rousey won a gold medal. In 2006, Rousey was the first American female to win an A-Level tournament in 10 years. At the age of 19, Rousey won a bronze medal at the Junior World Championships, making her the first US athlete to win two Junior Judo medals. At 2007 World Judo Championships, she was awarded with a silver medal. In the same year, Rousey triumphed a gold medal for the 2007 Pan American Games. Rousey competed for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China and captured a bronze medal, becoming the first American to win an Olympic medal in women’s judo. Rousey retired from her judo career after competing in Olympics at the age of 21 and started her MMA career at the age of 22.
Ronda Rousey: Mixed Martial Arts Career
Ronda Rousey started training for MMA with Hayastan MMA Academy which was run by Gokor Chivichyan. In her initial stages of training, she faced a lot of difficulties as she had to battle against men who were bigger than her. She would end up crying every night when she was not able to throw them out. Rousey started training under her current coach Edmond Tarverdyan at Glendale Fighting Club. She also trains at GFC. Her coach Edmond Tarverdyan is a former WBC Muay Thai National Champion. Rousey started her career as an amateur in the year 2010 and has been unstoppable since then. She rose to the top with her undefeated streak. Rousey then made to her Strikeforce where she won many matches. Eventually, she challenged Miesha Tate for her Strikeforce championship title. Rousey defeated Tate and became the new Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight Champion.
Ronda Rousey: Ultimate Fighting Championship
In 2012, Ronda signed with UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) and became the first female UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion. Rousey has always been known for her quick finishes. Her fastest UFC title fight lasted for just 14 seconds. In 2015, while competing with Holly Holm for her seventh title defense, she suffered a terrible loss. This was the first time she was defeated. It ended Rousey’s three-year championship reign. Rousey was medically suspended for 60 days in November 2015. Rousey made a return to face the current champion Amanda Nunes on December 30, 2016, but was once again unsuccessful. Rousey along with her three other friends Shayna Baszler, Jessamyn Duke, and Marina Shafir nicknamed themselves as ‘The Four Horsewomen’ of MMA.
Ronda Rousey: Wrestling Career
Rousey is a huge fan of professional wrestling. She has been seen in the front row of multiple WWE events, such as SummerSlam in 2014. She has also made a special in-ring appearance in a segment at WrestleMania in 2015.
Ronda Rousey: Fighting Style
Rousey’s fighting style involves throwing her opponents to the grounds with hip throws and sweeps, then finishing them with strikes. Rousey is right-handed by birth, but in judo, she is a left-handed striker. Rousey is well-known for her grappling and has won many victories by armbar. Rousey is also noted for trash-Talking during matches to downplay her opponents.
Ronda Rousey: An Actress and an Author
Rousey has done some modeling work with top magazines like ESPN The Magazine 2012, Australian Men’s Fitness, Maxim Hot 100, Sports Center, The Ring Magazine and much more. Rousey has also launched her acting career alongside fighting career. She made her debut in the movie ‘Expendables 3.’ She has also made appearances in other movies like ‘Furious 7’ and ‘Entourage.’ She has also made an appearance in the series ‘Blindspot.’ Rousey has written an autobiography called ‘My Fight Your Fight.’ It made the New York Times Best Seller List.
Ronda Rousey: Facts To Know
Rousey is nicknamed ‘Rowdy’ after her inspiration Rowdy Roddy Piper, a professional wrestler. After her retirement from judo at the age of 21, she worked three jobs to support herself and her dog. In an interview, Rousey told Ellen DeGeneres that she had suicidal thoughts after being defeated for the first time by Holly Holm. She is active on social media and has over nine million followers on Instagram.
Ronda Rousey: Her Husband Travis Browne
Rousey tied the knot with her boyfriend of two years Travis Browne in Hawaii on August 27, 2017. Her husband Travis Browne revealed that their wedding day was the best day of his life. The couple shared photos of their Hawaii wedding on their Instagram accounts. Rousey has dated a fellow UFC fighter Brendan Schaub before dating Travis Browne. Rousey revealed that her husband Travis Browne popped the question in New Zealand under a waterfall. The couple was happily engaged for 4 months before finally exchanging vows in Hawaii.
Happily Ever After
After having a renowned career as an MMA fighter, Ronda Rousey has now started a new chapter in her life with her husband. We wish the young couple a happy and successful married life and a great victory in all their future endeavors.