Ronda Rousey News

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Sean Strickland unleashes on Ronda Rousey for revealing suicidal thoughts after losing title: "She is everything that’s wrong with the f*cking world"

Josh Evanoff - October 10, 2022

UFC middleweight Sean Strickland has decided to air his grievances with Ronda Rousey. ‘Rowdy’ is one of the biggest stars to ever step into the octagon. Rousey, combined with other stars such as Miesha Tate, helped bring women’s MMA into the mainstream. The Judoka was also the UFC’s first female champion and had the title for nearly three years.

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Ronda Rousey calls UFC fans bandwagon jumpers: "The second you're not on top, you're dead to them"

Ryan Harkness - September 30, 2022

Ronda Rousey was undoubtedly the biggest star in the UFC between 2012 and 2015, but that hasn’t saved her from being largely dismissed by current fans several years after her dominant reign. In Ronda’s opinion, that highlights a key difference between MMA and WWE fans: MMA fans don’t respect their past legends like they should. In a recent Baddest Stream on the Planet video, Rousey shared her perspective on how MMA fans often drop a fighter the moment they’re no longer on top.

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Ronda Rousey shares her thoughts on Brock Lesnar, reveals what surprised her most about ‘The Beast’

Susan Cox - September 13, 2022

Ronda Rousey is sharing her thoughts on Brock Lesnar, revealing what surprised her most about ‘The Beast’. The former UFC women’s bantamweight champion, Rousey, 35, (12-2 MMA) retired from MMA back in 2016 and was the first female fighter inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame in 2018.

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Ronda Rousey opens up on decision to retire from MMA: "I didn't want it anymore"

Josh Evanoff - June 29, 2022

Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has discussed her exit from the sport. ‘Rowdy’ is one of the biggest draws to ever compete in the UFC. From 2013 to 2015, Rousey had a stranglehold over the women’s bantamweight division. Names such as Miesha Tate, Cat Zingano, Liz Carmouche, and more all lost in devastating fashion.

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Ronda Rousey names the one opponent who could lure her back to MMA

Susan Cox - June 13, 2022

Ronda Rousey has named the one opponent who could lure her back to MMA. Rousey, 35, retired from MMA in 2016 and was the first female fighter inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame in 2018.

Edmen Shahbazyan
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Edmen Shahbazyan details decision to part ways with Ronda Rousey and Edmond Tarverdyan: “A change was definitely needed and it was long overdue”

Harry Kettle - May 27, 2022

UFC middleweight Edmen Shahbazyan has spoken about his decision to part ways with Ronda Rousey and Edmond Tarverdyan. After storming to an 11-0 record to begin his mixed martial arts career, Shahbazyan hit a stumbling block when he fell to a TKO defeat at the hands of Derek Brunson. He proceeded to drop another two losses against Jack Hermansson and Nassourdine Imavov – leaving many to wonder whether the 24-year-old is really the ‘next big thing’ after all.

Rose Namajunas
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Rose Namajunas explains how previous Ronda Rousey comparisons affected her first fight with Carla Esparza: “You don’t really think anybody’s on your level”

Harry Kettle - May 3, 2022

UFC strawweight champion Rose Namajunas has explained how being compared to Ronda Rousey impacted her against Carla Esparza. This Saturday night at UFC 274, Rose Namajunas will attempt to cement her status as the best strawweight on the planet when she goes head to head with Carla Esparza. The two women have met before when they battled for the inaugural strawweight belt in December 2014 and on that night, Esparza submitted ‘Thug Rose’ and captured the title.

Casey O'Neill
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Casey O’Neill defends Ronda Rousey following recent criticism from UFC champion Julianna Pena

Harry Kettle - April 5, 2022

UFC flyweight star Casey O’Neill has defended Ronda Rousey following recent criticism from Julianna Pena. There’s a strong argument to be made that without Ronda Rousey, women’s MMA simply would not be where it is today. “Rowdy” came into the UFC and set the place alight with some tremendous performances, firmly establishing herself as one of the biggest stars in the history of the sport.

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Former UFC champions Ronda Rousey and Brock Lesnar lose at WrestleMania 38

Harry Kettle - April 4, 2022

Ronda Rousey and Brock Lesnar both came up short in defeats to Charlotte Flair and Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 38. While it may not be everyone’s cup of tea, nobody can deny the cultural impact of WrestleMania. The showcase of the immortals is the most important event in the pro wrestling calendar and every single year, WWE attempts to go above and beyond in the name of entertaining the masses.

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Kayla Harrison laments prolonged absence, compares career trajectory to Ronda Rousey: "It haunts me"

Josh Evanoff - March 7, 2022

Kayla Harrison has reflected on her prolonged absence from the cage. She’s also compared her career to her fellow Olympian and former friend Ronda Rousey. Harrison has been out of the cage since October 2021, a win over Taylor Guardado. The victory cemented her as a two-time PFL tournament champion, and also made her one of the hottest free agents in the sport. Her contract with the promotion notably expired following the win.

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Former UFC champion Ronda Rousey voices support for Cain Velasquez: “I would have done the same thing if not worse”

Harry Kettle - March 4, 2022

Ronda Rousey has become the latest fighter to voice her support for Cain Velasquez following his recent arrest. Over the course of the last few days, mixed martial arts fans and fighters alike have been rocked by the news that Cain Velasquez is being charged with attempted murder – alongside a string of other alleged crimes. Very few details were released initially but as the days went by, it was reported that Velasquez was attempting to exact revenge on a man who had been charged with molesting a relative of his.

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Kayla Harrison on her relationship with former roommate Ronda Rousey: “I don’t think we’re friends anymore”

Harry Kettle - February 16, 2022

Kayla Harrison has spoken about her previous friendship with fellow judoka Ronda Rousey and why it may be over. While they may be in very different places in their careers now, with Harrison in mixed martial arts and Rousey transitioning over into professional wrestling, there was once a time when the two were close friends. They both won medals at the Olympic Games, they’ve both found success at the elite level in MMA, and judo was their first love.

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Ronda Rousey and Travis Browne announce the arrival of their first child

Christopher Taylor - September 27, 2021

Former UFC champion Ronda Rousey and former heavyweight Travis Browne announced the birth of their first child on Monday. Rousey (12-2 MMA), a former UFC bantamweight champion and WWE champion, and Browne (18-7-1 MMA), a heavyweight veteran, shared the exciting news on social media.

Cris 'Cyborg' Justino

Cris Cyborg believes 'Ronda Rousey was more dangerous than Kayla Harrison'

Drake Riggs - August 26, 2021

Cris “Cyborg” Justino and Ronda Rousey were never too fond of one another. A super-fight between the two all-time greats was something fans fantasized about for years as the two went from Strikeforce to the UFC. However, it never came to fruition.

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Ronda Rousey blasts those criticizing Simone Biles for Olympic departure

Drake Riggs - July 27, 2021

Before Ronda Rousey ever made the move to MMA and professional wrestling, she was collecting medals in Judo — including an Olympic bronze. The Olympics are finally back in 2021 after last year’s delay due to COVID-19 shutting down the world. With the games officially underway, drama has already unfolded as legendary American gymnast Simone Biles withdrew from the competition this week. As a result, she’s received mixed reactions.

Ronda Rousey, Conor McGregor, UFC 264.
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Ronda Rousey applauds Conor McGregor for post-fight antics at UFC 264, 'Notorious' responds

Chris Taylor - July 11, 2021

Former women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey applauded Conor McGregor for his post-fight antics following his loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264. McGregor (22-6 MMA) and Poirier (28-6 MMA) collided for a third time yesterday evening in Las Vegas, this after splitting their first two encounters.

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Ali Abdelaziz says Kayla Harrison is "Ronda Rousey 6.0."

Adam D Martin - June 29, 2021

MMA manager Ali Abdelaziz says that his client, PFL women’s lightweight star Kayla Harrison, is “Ronda Rousey 6.0.” Harrison is currently running through the field in the PFL season three women’s lightweight tournament and looks to be one of the best female fighters in the sport right now. A former Olympic gold medalist in judo, Harrison’s MMA career has always — fairly or unfairly — been compared to Rousey’s since she was also an Olympic gold medal judoka before turning over to mixed martial arts. Since making the transition to MMA in 2018, Harrison is a perfect 10-0 in MMA with eight wins by stoppage. She has been dominating everyone in her weight class, and she doesn’t appear to be on the verge of losing any time soon.

Miesha Tate
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Miesha Tate roasts internet troll for Ronda Rousey comment

Andrew Whitelaw - May 17, 2021

Miesha Tate recently announced that she will be making a surprise return to the Octagon where she’ll take on Marion Reneau in the main event at UFC Vegas 31. Since retiring, Tate has maintained a strong media presence and is often asked for her opinion on MMA news topics.