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Ronda Rousey to adapt memoirs into Netflix film, 'Rowdy' currently writing scripts for her biopic

Josh Evanoff - May 2, 2024

Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will be taking her talents to the film world. Fans have likely seen a lot of interviews featuring ‘Rowdy’ in the last few months. Those have served to promote her new memoir ‘Our Fight’. The book serves as Ronda Rousey’s second autobiography, previously putting out ‘My Fight/Your Fight’ back in 2015. Reviews of the new release have been largely positive, but the former fighter did recently earn a lot of criticism from commentator Jimmy Smith.

Jimmy Smith, Ronda Rousey
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Former UFC broadcaster Jimmy Smith shreds Ronda Rousey after MMA media comments: 'Everybody behind the scenes couldn't stand her a**'

Curtis Calhoun - April 29, 2024

Former UFC television analyst Jimmy Smith didn’t hold back in critiquing Ronda Rousey’s recent remarks about her relationship with the media. Rousey has found herself in the headlines in recent weeks after the release of her memoir Our Fight in bookstores worldwide. The book covers her burst onto the MMA scene, her Olympic judo run, and her admitted history of concussions.

Ronda Rousey, Joe Rogan
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Ronda Rousey details rift with Joe Rogan, MMA media towards the end of her UFC run: "I'll be waiting on that call forever!""

Curtis Calhoun - April 23, 2024

UFC Hall of Famer Ronda Rousey wishes UFC commentator Joe Rogan and other media personalities would apologize for their past criticism of how she handled losses. Rousey is arguably one of the greatest UFC fighters of all time after pioneering the promotion’s dip into women’s MMA. She headlined the UFC’s first all-female main event, defeating Liz Carmouche for the bantamweight championship at UFC 157.

Holly Holm and Ronda Rousey
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Holly Holm responds after Ronda Rousey claims she was concussed before their title fight: "She wasn't better than me"

Cole Shelton - April 10, 2024

Holly Holm has responded to Ronda Rousey after ‘Rowdy’ claimed she was concussed going into their fight. Holm fought Rousey back at UFC 193 in 2015 and going into the fight, ‘Rowdy’ was a massive betting favorite. However, Holm pulled off one of the biggest upsets in UFC history as she knocked Rousey out cold to become the new bantamweight champion.

Chael Sonnen, Ronda Rousey
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Chael Sonnen defends Ronda Rousey against critics of 'Greatest fighter' remarks: "It's a cautionary tale"

Curtis Calhoun - April 4, 2024

Chael Sonnen defended UFC Hall of Famer Ronda Rousey against fan criticism over naming herself as the greatest MMA fighter of all time. Rousey retired from MMA after a loss to Amanda Nunes at UFC 207. After a 12-fight unbeaten streak during her professional career, she finished her UFC tenure with losses to Holly Holm and Nunes.

Ronda Rousey, Cris Cyborg, Amanda Nunes
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Cris Cyborg reacts after Ronda Rousey touts herself as the greatest fighter who’s ever lived: “Poor girl”

Susan Cox - April 4, 2024

Cris Cyborg is reacting after Ronda Rousey touted herself as the greatest fighter who’s ever lived. The former UFC bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey (12-2 MMA) is – according to her – the greatest fighter who ever lived.

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Ronda Rousey explains how hostile UFC fans turned her appreciation into resentment: “I’m the greatest fighter that has ever lived”

Harry Kettle - April 3, 2024

Former UFC star Ronda Rousey has spoken out against the criticism she’s received from mixed martial arts fans over the years. In recent times, Ronda Rousey has been best known for her work in professional wrestling. Alas, the majority of MMA fans remember her from her iconic stint with the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

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Ronda Rousey reveals severe concussions forced retirement from the UFC: "I really couldn't talk about it"

Josh Evanoff - March 21, 2024

Former UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey was forced to leave combat sports due to concussions. ‘Rowdy’ is still one of the biggest UFC stars of all time, and directly led to the company introducing women into the promotion. Due to Ronda Rousey’s success in Strikeforce, Dana White took notice. He signed her in late 2012 and thus began a dominant stranglehold on the 135-pound division.

Kayla Harrison
Kayla Harrison

Chael Sonnen shuts down comparisons between Kayla Harrison and Ronda Rousey: “She has never made a dollar for the promoter”

Harry Kettle - February 1, 2024

MMA analyst Chael Sonnen has questioned those who compare Kayla Harrison with Ronda Rousey. For the longest time now, Kayla Harrison has been seen by many as the second coming of Ronda Rousey. That isn’t universally true for every MMA fan out there, but it’s certainly been a popular thought.

Kayla Harrison, Holly Holm
Kayla Harrison

Holly Holm shuts down comparisons between Kayla Harrison and Ronda Rousey ahead of UFC 300

Harry Kettle - January 30, 2024

UFC veteran Holly Holm has shut down the comparisons that people are making between Kayla Harrison and Ronda Rousey. At UFC 300, Holly Holm will attempt to get back in the win column. She’ll do so when she battles it out with the debuting Kayla Harrison, with the contest taking place at bantamweight.

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Ronda Rousey reacts after Vince McMahon resigns from WWE: "If he’s still around Vince still has a hand in the business"

Chris Taylor - January 27, 2024

Former UFC champion Ronda Rousey has reacted after her former employer Vince McMahon announced his resignation from WWE. McMahon, the longtime face of the WWE, was appointed TKO Group Holding’s Executive Chairman and board member following the company’s merger with the UFC. However, Vince’s position within the company drew heavy scrutiny after the Wall Street Journal shared a story regarding a lawsuit filed by Janel Grant, that insinuates Vince McMahon was abusing her sexually for years and even pimping her to other men.

Brock Lesnar, Dana White
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Dana White shoots down rumors of Brock Lesnar or Ronda Rousey fighting at UFC 300: “They’re not coming back”

Harry Kettle - November 9, 2023

UFC president Dana White has dismissed the idea of Brock Lesnar or Ronda Rousey returning in time for UFC 300. In April 2024, the Ultimate Fighting Championship is expected to host its landmark UFC 300 event. The show is set to be one of the biggest in the history of mixed martial arts, and as such, plenty of big stars are likely to appear on the card.

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California signs Ronda Rousey-led bill to provide pension to retired MMA fighters

Josh Evanoff - October 12, 2023

A California MMA bill supported by Ronda Rousey and others has now been passed. Fighter pay and benefits for MMA athletes have been a discussion for the last few years now. The ongoing antitrust lawsuit threatens the UFC itself and is expected to potentially kick off next year. The suit was led by names such as Nate Quarry and Cung Lee and could get billions in damages from the company.

Daniel Cormier and Ronda Rousey
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Daniel Cormier casts doubt on Ronda Rousey returning to the Octagon at UFC 300: "Don't believe for one second"

Josh Evanoff - August 31, 2023

UFC commentator Daniel Cormier doesn’t buy the idea that Ronda Rousey will fight again. Over the last few weeks, rumors of a ‘Rowdy’ return have sprung up. At the UFC 292 post-fight press conference earlier this month, Dana White stated that Ronda Rousey wasn’t planning a comeback. However, his comments were quickly trampled by a report that the former champion could return at UFC 300.

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John McCarthy is not sold on Dana White’s comments regarding a UFC comeback for Ronda Rousey

Susan Cox - August 31, 2023

John McCarthy is not sold on Dana White’s comments regarding a UFC comeback for Ronda Rousey. Ronda Rousey (12-2 MMA) retired from the MMA world all the way back in 2016 after experiencing back to back losses to Holly Holm (15-7 MMA) and Amanda Nunes (23-5 MMA).

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REPORT | Ronda Rousey committed to UFC 300 comeback after WWE exit

Josh Evanoff - August 29, 2023

Death, taxes, and rumors of former women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey returning to the UFC. ‘Rowdy’ is one of the company’s biggest-ever stars. Signed to the company as their first female athlete in late 2012, and it was off to the races from there. Ronda Rousey was named the first women’s bantamweight champion and quickly racked up wins over the likes of Meisha Tate and Liz Carmouche.

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Dana White shuts down Ronda Rousey UFC return rumors: "No shot"

Josh Evanoff - August 24, 2023

Dana White has squashed rumors that Ronda Rousey would soon return to the UFC. ‘Rowdy’ is still one of the biggest stars to ever compete in MMA. Having been the promotion’s first female champion, she quickly notched wins over names such as Miesha Tate, Liz Carmouche, Cat Zingano, and more. However, back-to-back losses to Holly Holm and Amanda Nunes saw her quietly retire.

Julianna Pena and Ronda Rousey
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Julianna Pena hopeful for Ronda Rousey UFC return: "Has an ass-whooping coming to her"

Josh Evanoff - July 19, 2023

Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Julianna Pena is hoping Ronda Rousey returns to MMA. ‘The Venezuelan Vixen’ has been out of the cage for over a year, since her rematch with Amanda Nunes. At UFC 277 last July, Julianna Pena was battered en route to a unanimous decision defeat. As a result, she lost her bantamweight title, just six months after she shook up the world against ‘The Lioness’.