Born on February 1, 1987 in Riverside County, California, Ronda Jean Rousey is an mixed martial artist and judoka from America. She is the smallest of all the siblings of Ann Maria De Mars and Ron Rousey, whom Rousey got her name from. Ron’s mother managed a career as Judo professional and she became the very first American woman to achieve the victory in the World Judo Championship.
Ronda had to struggle with speech problem because she suffered from apraxia till he turned 6 of the age. At the age of 11, Ronda began her training with her mother until she turned 13 and accidentally broke her mother’s wrist.
At 17, Rousey qualified for the Olympic Games in the year 2004. And she was the youngest in that competition that year. Rousey had trained under Edmond Tarverdyan of the Glendale Fighting Club and also Gokor Chivichyan of the Hayastan MMA Academy. Formerly, she trained under Jimmy Pedro at the Olympic Training Centre in Wakefield, Massachusetts. She is managed by the much respected and highly touted Brad Slater.
Ronda won 12 MMA fights consecutively and 6 under Ultimate Fighting Championship. She suffered her first and only loss to Holly Holm. In the very first round, she won eleven fights out of which nine were by arm bar submission technique.
Ronda became the first American athlete to claim the victory at the two Junior World medals and then the first American to win the Olympic Bronze medal in the Judo. She earned the Bronze medal at the Olympics 2008 in Beijing. In year 2010, she started her fighting career as the mixed martial artist and beaten all the opponents with her signature move – an arm bar, under one minute duration.
She turned as the Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight Champion held in year 2011 and then the first Ultimate Fighting Championship Women’s Bantamweight Champion held in the year 2012. In year 2012, she enlisted the former kick boxing and undefeated boxing champion Lucia Rijker as striking coach. She also had defended her in the Ultimate Fighting Championship title in February 2013 and April 2014.
Apart from being in the boxing, judo and martial arts, Rousey is also a well known actress. She is famous in Hollywood movies like – The Expendables 3, Furious 7 and Entourage. She had appeared without any clothes on the cover of the ESPN Magazine’s 2012, body issue. In year 2015, Ronda Rousey became the third greatest investigated person on the Google.
But she is arguably the number one pound-for-pound female MMA fighter at the international level made by them. She is ranked as 2 at 135 pounds, according to the Ultimate Fighting Championship rankings. According to Sherdog she is ranked as 3 and the Fight Matrix listed her on the rank of 4 in pound-for-pound Women’s MMA fighter category.
In the May of the year of 2015, two renowned magazines had ranked Ronda Rousey in the place of the greatest leading and active athlete. Also in the September of 2015, , voters had selected Ronda in the place of Best female Athlete, based on an online poll conducted by ESPN, witnessed in the history. Later in that same month, she became the maximum paid fighter under Ultimate Fighting Championship.
In year 2015, Rousey became the first woman to feature on the cover of Australian Men’s Fitness magazine and appeared on their November edition. In October 2015, she became the first female athlete to guest host on ESPN’s SportsCenter. In year 2015, Ronda has raised money for the Black Jaguar White Tiger Foundation. She accompanies to rescue big cats living in a severe conditions at zoos and circuses and tried her best to give them what they deserved, a better lifestyle and needfall. She raised a good money by auctioning her t-shirts which she signed herself.
On November 16, 2015, unfortunately Ronda’s lucky winning streak came to a very brutal and public end after she was defeated by Holly Holm. Rousey appeared on the cover of the January 2016 issue for The Ring magazine and in February 2016, she appeared in body paint as one of three cover athletes on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
In between the year 2014 and 2015, Ronda had earned approximately $6.5 million in the form of prizes and endorsements. She also endorsed several brands such as – Carl’s Jr., Monster headphones, Metro PCS, Reebok, and many more. In year 2015 alone, Ronda Rousey had earned $14 million in the form of prizes, pay per view money, endorsements and media appearances.
Ronda Rousey has also gained an estimated net worth of $12 Million.
Full Name: Ronda Jean Rousey
Date of birth: 1st February, 1987
Birth Place: Riverside County, California
Profession: American MMA competitor and judoka
Height: 1.70 m
Weight: 61 kg
Net Worth: $ 12 Million