The talk surrounding Ronda Rousey and domestic violence has been a hot topic for the UFC women’s bantamweight champion. With arguments being generated involving Floyd Mayweather Jr., her boyfriend Travis Browne, to her recent book that entails her beating up an ex-boyfriend, domestic violence seems to be a constant buzz around the champ.
In her best-selling autobiography, “My Fight/Your Fight,” she details the incident with an ex-boyfriend:
“I punched him in the face with a straight right, then a left hook. He staggered back and fell against the door.”
“I slapped him with my right hand. He still wouldn’t move. Then I grabbed him by the neck of his hoodie, kneed him in the face and tossed him aside on the kitchen floor.”
When questioned about the excerpts from her book that detail her violent altercation at a UFC 193 media appearance, Rousey explained her situation (transcribed by MMA Fighting):
“Legally, if somebody blocks your exit, it’s considered kidnapping,” Rousey said. “I was in that situation before when I got in a fight at a movie theater and my exit was blocked and people wouldn’t let me out. Legally, you cannot do that. It’s considered a self-defense scenario.”
“So if someone is blocking you into an apartment and not letting you leave, you’re entitled to defend yourself and find a way out,” Rousey said. “If you’re trying to grab your car and leave and they’re grabbing your steering wheel and saying that you can’t leave, that’s technically you being kidnapped and you can defend yourself in any ways necessary.”
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