She, plus her sister Maria, who is credited as co-author, writes it plain and straight. We are taken on a roller coaster journey from young judo prodigy to the most dominant female MMA athlete in UFC history. The first half chronicles her judo career and the latter half covers MMA right up to her last fight with Cat Zingano.
Mole under her left eye Trivia 47 Fourth-degree black belt in judo.
At age 17 became youngest judoka judo player to compete at the Olympics, during the games in Athens, Greece. Was given the nickname "The Arm Collector" because she has won all her mixed martial arts bouts by arm bar.
One of her nicknames, "Rowdy", was given to her by retired pro-wrestler "Rowdy" Roddy Piper. AnnMaria DeMarsis a seventh-degree black belt in judo, and the first American to ever win a world championship in judo, in Her maternal grandfather, Joseph Arthur Waddell, was the son of immigrants from Trinidad, an island off the northeast coast of Venezuela; his ancestry included African, Spanish, and English, and he was the son of prominent Dr.
Alfred Ernest Waddell, who settled in Canada. Fourth and final winner of the Strikeforce Bantamweight World Title. Her father Ron Rousey committed suicide when she was eight years old.
His doctors told him that because of his condition, he had two years to live. Then he would die. So he killed himself to keep his family from going into debt and spare his family seeing him slowly die.
Ronda has graced the covers of magazines Black Belt: MayUFC In November of she became the first female fighter to sign a contract with the UFC. She also serves as a storyline consultant for the educational video game company, 7 Generation Games.
Her favorite Pokemon is Mew.
She ties the all-time fastest submission win in promotion history. Her first trip to the Emergency Room was due to a Raisinet. She and her older sisters had been making silly faces that included shoving candy up their noses when the inevitable happened.
By the time they arrived, the chocolate had melted enough for the candy to dislodge on its own. The Expendables 3 director Patrick Hughes suffered a broken rib from one of her punches on set before her first scene.
In May ofBusiness Insider ranked Ronda as the 1 most dominant athletes alive. At age 16, Ronda became the youngest judo competitor on the US national team.
Ronda appeared in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue in She was featured on the cover of the May 13, issue, only the second UFC fighter to do so. Appearing in her Olympic blue gi, she was instructed to look mean and draw each fight out as the bouts progressed. The first man lasted 17 seconds, the second 33 seconds, and the last fight just over 2 minutes.
Before hitting it big in the MMA world, Rousey barely scraped by and at one point lived out of her car with her dog Mochi. On August 1, defeated Brazilian Bethe "Pitbull" Correia in Brazil by knockout in 34 seconds of the first round of UFC to retain her bantamweight title, bringing her fighting record to 12 wins, 0 losses.
Rousey dedicated the win to "Rowdy" Roddy Piperthe man who gave her his nickname. Piper passed away the night before at age As a child, Rousey overcame Childhood Apraxia of Speech CASa disorder characterized by the inability to correctly pronounce words and syllables.
She had intensive speech therapy several times a week to correct it. When Sports Illustrated released its first ever triple swimsuit issue FebruaryRonda, Ashley Graham and Hailey Clauson each made an individual cover.Purchase your copy of Ronda Rousey's new book "My Fight, Your Fight" right now It’s the complex, menacing mentality of a warrior that is difficult for non-fighters to truly comprehend.
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