RONDA ROUSEY made a shock look within the WWE on the Royal Rumble.
And the UFC ace – who final fought within the Octagon in 2016 – has joined the wrestling firm full-time.
Who’s Ronda Rousey?
Even if you happen to aren’t a giant fan of UFC, the chances are you’ll have heard of Ronda Rousey.
She was voted in an ESPN ballot because the Finest Feminine Athlete Ever, and in 2015 was the third most searched individual on Google.
Her UFC report is 12 wins, and two defeats.
Regardless of not formally retiring, she has since taken day trip of the game since struggling a two devastating losses in a row.
What’s Rousey’s background?
Rousey was born in California in 1987, and was named after her dad, who was known as Ron.
Her mom was a world champion in judo, and Ronda initially adopted her path, occurring to win an Olympic bronze medal in judo for the US within the 2008 Beijing Olympic Video games.
After the event, she retired from judo and determined to concentrate on MMA, after which latterly UFC, the place she grew to become the organisations first contracted feminine fighter.
She has lately revealed the household heartbreak she suffered after her father killed himself when she was simply eight-years-old. He had turn out to be depressed after breaking his again throughout a sledding incident.
When did Rousey be part of the WWE?
Rousey – who’s a long-time WWE fan made a shock look at Royal Rumble.
She marched all the way down to the ring after the historic ladies’s Royal Rumble match, and pointed to the WrestleMania signal.
She informed ESPN upon signing for the WWE: “That is my life now. First precedence on my timeline for the subsequent a number of years. This isn’t a smash-and-grab; this isn’t a publicity stunt.
“After I first met with Triple H, I informed him, ‘There are different issues I can do with my time that’ll make far more cash, however I will not get pleasure from practically as a lot.'”
How a lot cash has Rousey made in UFC?
Forbes estimates that Rousey has made round $14million (£11million) from UFC, $10million (£7.8million) from purses and win bonuses, and one other $4million (£2.2million) from endorsements.
Rousey has comfortably been the UFC’s highest paid fighter, and have become the primary feminine to interrupt the $1m (£800,000) mark.
Solely two different feminine athletes within the sporting world have earnt extra from their artwork and endorsements than Rousey, and that’s tennis stars Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova.
Is Ronda Rousey married?
Rousey is married to fellow UFC fighter Travis Browne.
They received hitched in Hawaii on August 28, 2017.
It has not been with out controversy nevertheless. The pair met whereas Travis was estranged from his spouse, health mannequin Jenna Renee Webb.
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When did Rousey make UFC debut?
Rousey made her MMA amateur debut in 2011, ending that with three wins and no losses.
She made her professional MMA debut in March 2011 at King of the Cage: Turning Point. She defeated her opponent, Ediane Gomes, in just 25 seconds with an armbar submission. This would go on to become her most feared weapon.
After signing with UFC in 2012, she was named the bantamweight champion, and on her debut for the organisation, she defeated Liz Carmouche to make a successful first defence. Again it was via an armbar submission. It was later revealed Carmouche had broken Rousey’s jaw in the fight.