Women’s MMA pioneer lost her last two fights in concussive fashion and has taken a break for film and TV roles
UFC heroine Ronda Rousey married fellow fighter Travis Browne on the same day Conor McGregor battled Floyd Mayweather.
Dana White revealed in the build-up to the billion-dollar fight that his former golden girl was tying the knot instead of watching the fight in Las Vegas.
After her MMA career collapsed after two conclusive defeats, Rousey perhaps didn’t fancy being at the cross-combat spectacle and instead spent the day celebrating her love.
White revealed the date came as a bit of shock, he said: “Ronda Rousey gets married tomorrow. Tomorrow is her wedding.
“And she’s in a good place, she’s really happy, and she hasn’t announced her retirement or anything like that.
“She’s focusing on this wedding. Of all the days, she’s like, ‘I’m getting married.’
“[I said] ‘Congratulations’. [She said] ‘Will you come to the wedding?’
“[I said] ‘Absolutely’. [She said] ‘The wedding’s tomorrow…’”
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The former women’s bantamweight champion married the struggling heavyweight in what she labelled the “happiest day of my life”.
Browne was a major title contender in the UFC with a string of ‘knockout of the night awards’ but he never reached the top and has lost his last four fights.
White has told him to retire, but his dramatic dip in form has not dimmed Rousey’s love for the man she called “the Love of my life”.
On her Instagram photos Rousey labelled the union of the two Browsey2017 and thanked Brown for “choosing me every day forever”.
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