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Fans Of Ronda Rousey Are Talking About Her Incredible Journey Of Battling Addiction And Family Tragedy To Be The Ultimate Champion

Ronda Rousey packs a mean punch and fans can’t get enough of it. In the lead up to her upcoming RAW Women’s Championship competition, outlets are reporting on the fascinating life and journey of Ronda Rousey the mixed martial arts and judoka wrestler of Venezuelan descent.

In a now-viral video of the wrestler’s life and career, fans are getting a bit of insight into the Raw Women’s Champion.

The Latest Video about Rousey’s life paints the wrestler as a woman whose ridden out the highs and lows of her career ambitions with great force.

According to the video, Rousey whose maternal grandfather was of Afro-Venezuelan descent grew up in a household where her mother was a decorated judo fighter. According to sources, her mother was the first American to win a World Judo Championship and helped Rousey to train at a young age. In the early years of her life, Rousey struggled to overcome a speech sound disorder called apraxia which was occurred after she was born with her umbilical cord wrapped around her neck. In 1995, when the wrestler was eight, Rousey witnessed her father break his back during a sledding accident. After learning that he would be a paraplegic, he committed suicide and Rousey was left without her father.

Rousey began a promising career as a judo fighter at the age of eleven.

Rousey became the youngest judo fighter at the Olympic Games in Athens in 2004 but lost in her first match. Four years later, she competed at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China and qualified for a Bronze medal. Still, soon after her big win, she ran out of her prize money and her life began to spiral out of control. It didn’t take long for her to turn to alcohol and to develop a Vicodin habit that ultimately saw her sleeping in her car between shifts at a bar she worked at. Fortunately, martial arts quickly became a refuge for Rousey once again and in August 2010 she made her MMA debut. The fight lasted for only a few seconds, but Rousey won and soon became a phenomenon in the women’s league. She soon became a fighter for UFC and in 2015 her fame saw her make an appearance in the “Fast and Furious” franchise. Around this time, Rousey was a loved fighter. In 2015, however, Rousey fought in UFC 193 in 2015 where she was knocked out in the second round and became her first loss. A year later she lost another fight to Amanda Nunez. At the time, Rousey admitted she had hit a truly low point when she told outlets she’d considered suicide. This past year she came out strong. In January she made her debut at WWE’s wrestle mania where she became a Raw women’s champion.

Check out the full video about Rousey’s career below!

The Genesis Of Ronda Rousey

The WWE's Ronda Rousey has overcome addiction, personal demons, and family tragedy in her career — here's how she became the face of women's wrestling

Posted by NowThis Sports on Saturday, August 25, 2018


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20 Facts About Ronda Rousey’s Strength Before Her Next Big Fight

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20 Facts About Ronda Rousey’s Strength Before Her Next Big Fight

Ronda Rousey packs a mean punch and fans can’t get enough of it. In the lead up to her upcoming RAW Women’s Championship competition, outlets are reporting on the fascinating life and journey of Ronda Rousey the mixed martial arts and judoka wrestler of Venezuelan descent.

In a now-viral video of the wrestler’s life and career, fans are getting a bit of insight into the Raw Women’s Champion.

1. Rousey is a woman whose ridden out the highs and lows of her career ambitions with great force.

Her life has been filled with horrible family tragedies, depression and losses.

2. She’s of Venezuelan descent.

Rousey whose maternal grandfather was of Afro-Venezuelan descent grew up in a household where her mother was a decorated judo fighter.

3. She’s a true champ.

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According to sources, her mother was the first American to win a World Judo Championship and helped Rousey to train at a young age.

4. In the early years of her life, Rousey struggled to overcome a speech sound disorder called apraxia.

The disorder occurred after she was born with her umbilical cord wrapped around her neck. When she was three her parents moved from Riverside, California, to Jamestown, North Dakota, to help her receive intensive speech therapy.

5. In 1995, when the wrestler was eight, Rousey witnessed her father break his back during a sledding accident.

After learning that he would be a paraplegic, he committed suicide and Rousey was left without her father.

6. Rousey began a promising career as a judo fighter at the age of eleven.

Rousey became the youngest judo fighter at the Olympic Games in Athens in 2004 but lost in her first match.

7. Four years later, she competed at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China and qualified for a Bronze medal.

Still, soon after her big win, she ran out of her prize money and her life began to spiral out of control.

8. It didn’t take long for her to turn to alcohol and to develop a Vicodin habit that ultimately saw her sleeping in her car between shifts at a bar she worked at.

Fortunately, martial arts quickly became a refuge for Rousey once again and in August 2010 she made her MMA debut.

9. She dropped out of high school and later earned her GED.

This was a choice that was pretty against her own mother’s career. Her mother obtained a Ph.D. in educational psychology at the University of California, Riverside while raising her daughters.

10. She retired from judo pretty early.

Rousey retired at the age of  21 and started her MMA career at 22 when she came to the realization she didn’t want a conventional office job.

11. Rousey made her mixed martial arts debut in 2010.

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She defeated Hayden Munoz with an armbar in 23 seconds.

12. She qualified for the Olympics at a very young age.

Rousey was 17 when she qualified for the 2004 Olympics in Athens. This made her the youngest judoka in the games.

13. She’s an actress.

Rousey made her film debut in The Expendables 3.

14. She’s an SNL alum.

In 2016 she hosted an episode of the late night variety show “Saturday Night Live,” with  Selena Gomez as her guest.

15. She used to be Vegan

She became vegan after the Beijing Olympic games but turned to a mix of Paleo and Warrior diet eating.

16. She’s kind of a nerd.

The fighter is a big fan of Dragon Ball Z and Pokemon. She’s said that her favorite Pokemon is Mew.

17. The fight lasted for only a few seconds, but Rousey won and soon became a phenomenon in the women’s league.

She soon became a fighter for UFC and in 2015 her fame saw her make an appearance in the “Fast and Furious” franchise.

18. Around this time, Rousey was a loved fighter.

In 2015, however, Rousey fought in UFC 193 in 2015 where she was knocked out in the second round and became her first loss.

19. A year later she lost another fight to Amanda Nunez.

At the time, Rousey admitted she had hit a truly low point when she told outlets she’d considered suicide.

20. This past year she came out strong.

In January she made her debut at WWE’s wrestle mania where she became a Raw women’s champion.


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