Ronda Rousey – American MMA fighter
Ronda Rousey is an American MMA fighter, judoka, and actress. She is the first champion of the UFC, former champion of Strikeforce. She completed almost all (except one) fights in MMA in the first round. She spent a total of one minute and four seconds on victory in the last three fights. In 2008, Ronda became the first American woman to win a bronze medal in judo at the summer Olympics.
According to MMARising, MMAWeekly and other sources, Rousey is considered one of the best MMA fighters in the pound for pound world rankings and the number one in the overall lightest weight ranking among women.
In August 2015, Forbes magazine put Ronda to eighth place in the top 10 highest-paid female athletes of the world with annual earnings of $ 6.5 million. Forbes Experts estimated that her earnings for the fights were $ 3 million, and the remaining 3.5 million she received from other activities.
Ronda Jean Rousey was born on February 1, 1987 in Santa Monica, California, USA. Her father committed suicide. Her mother Anne-Marie De Mars also had a successful career in judo. In 1984 she became the first world champion in judo from America. Ronda’s sister Maria Burns Ortiz is a sports journalist.
At the age of 17 Rousey was selected to participate in the 2004 Olympics, becoming the youngest competitor in judo. In addition, in 2004 she won a gold medal at the World Junior Championships in Budapest.
In 2007, she won a silver medal at the World Judo Championship in Rio de Janeiro. In the same year she won the gold medal at the Pan American Games.
In August 2008, Rousey participated in the Olympic Games in Beijing. In the quarterfinals she lost to Dutch Edith Bosch, but got the opportunity to fight for the bronze medal, which she won. Thus, Ronda became the first woman from the United States to win an Olympic medal in judo.
Ronda became the best fighter of the year at Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly Award.
She received Fighters Only World MMA Award in 2014 as the best female fighter.
Ronda starred in several films including The Expendables 3, Fast and Furious 7, and Entourage.
Her autobiography My fight / Your Fight has become a bestseller in the United States.
Ronda has signed advertising contracts with companies such as Reebok, Metro PCS, Monster headphones and Buffalo David Bitton.
Ronda is very active and loves extreme. If not MMA, then, she said, she would become a lifeguard.
In the fall of 2015 Ronda confirmed rumors about her love affair with the UFC heavyweight fighter Travis Browne.