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‘I feel like I’ve lived four lifetimes by now’ – Orange County Register
  • Former UFC ladies’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has her jacket placed on by her husband Travis Browne as UFC president Dana White palms the trophy to her throughout a ceremony inducting her into the UFC Corridor of Fame, Thursday, July 5, 2018 in Las Vegas. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Every day Information/SCNG)

  • UFC ladies’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey battles Liz Carmouche throughout their UFC 157 match on the Honda Middle in Anaheim, CA Saturday, February 23, 2013. Rousey beat Carmouche by way of first spherical submission. (Hans Gutknecht/Employees Photographer)

  • UFC Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey talks with media on the Glendale Preventing Membership in Glendale, CA. Thursday, July 16, 2015. Rousey will defend her title towards #7 challenger Bethe Correia at UFC 190, Saturday Aug. 1, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht/Los Angeles Every day Information)

  • UFC ladies’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey reacts after defeating Cat Zingano throughout UFC 184 on the Staples Middle in Los Angeles, Saturday, February 28, 2015. (Photograph by Hans Gutkencht/Los Angeles Day by day Information)

  • Ronda Rousey throughout her weigh in for UFC 170 on the Mandalay Bay Occasions Middle in Las Vegas Friday, February 20, 2014. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht/Los Angeles Day by day Information)

  • Ronda Rousey and Sara McMann throughout weigh ins for UFC 170 on the Mandalay Bay Occasions Middle in Las Vegas Friday, February 20, 2014. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht/Los Angeles Day by day Information)

  • UFC ladies’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey lands a knee to the physique of Sara McMann dropping her the the canvas throughout UFC 170 on the Mandalay Bay Occasions Middle in Las Vegas February 22, 2014. Rousey defeated McMann by referee stoppage within the first spherical. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht/Los Angeles Day by day Information)

  • UFC ladies’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey defends her belt by defeating challenger Sara McMann throughout UFC 170 on the Mandalay Bay Occasions Middle in Las Vegas Friday, February 20, 2014. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht/Los Angeles Every day Information)

  • Undefeated UFC ladies’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey works on the double ended bag at Glendale Preventing Membership Tuesday, January 20, 2015. Rousey will defend her title towards No. 1 contender Cat Zingano in the primary occasion of UFC 184: ROUSEY vs. ZINGANO on Saturday, Feb. 28 at Staples Middle in Los Angeles. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht/Los Angeles Day by day Information)

  • UFC ladies’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey throughout UFC 184 open exercises on the UFC fitness center in Torrance, CA Wednesday, February 25, 2015. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht/Los Angeles Every day Information)

  • UFC ladies’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey soaks in a scorching tub beneath the supervision of MMA nutritionist Mike Dolce throughout her final night time of weight reduce after a exercise inside her lodge room Thursday February 26, 2015. Rousey can be defending her title towards No. 1 contender Cat Zingano in the primary occasion of UFC 184: ROUSEY vs. ZINGANO on Saturday, Feb. 28 at Staples Middle in Los Angeles. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht/Los Angeles Every day Information)

  • UFC ladies’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey works on the double ended bag at Glendale Preventing Membership Thursday, January 15, 2015. Rousey will defend her title towards No. 1 contender Cat Zingano in the primary occasion of UFC 184: ROUSEY vs. ZINGANO on Saturday, Feb. 28 at Staples Middle in Los Angeles. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht/Los Angeles Every day Information)

  • UFC ladies’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey throughout UFC 184 open exercises on the UFC health club in Torrance, CA Wednesday, February 25, 2015. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht/Los Angeles Day by day Information)

  • UFC ladies’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey works with coach Edmond Tarverdyan inside Rousey’s lodge room Thursday February 26, 2015. It was Rousey’s remaining exercise earlier than she defends her title towards No. 1 contender Cat Zingano in the primary occasion of UFC 184: ROUSEY vs. ZINGANO on Saturday, Feb. 28 at Staples Middle in Los Angeles. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht/Los Angeles Every day Information

  • UFC ladies’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and challenger Cat Zingano throughout UFC 184 Final Media Day at Membership Nokia at L.A. Stay in Los Angeles Thursday, February 26, 2015. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht/Los Angeles Every day Information)

  • UFC ladies’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey reacts as UFC president Dana White tells her she shall be showing on American Idol throughout a press convention for UFC 173 at Sheraton Los Angeles Downtown Lodge Wednesday, April 9, 2014. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht/Los Angeles Every day Information)

  • UFC ladies’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey throughout UFC 184 Final Media Day at Membership Nokia at L.A. Stay in Los Angeles Thursday, February 26, 2015. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht/Los Angeles Day by day Information)

  • Ronda Rousey, Shayna Baszler, Marina Shafir and Jessamyn Duke watch WWE Monday Night time Uncooked at their Venice residence. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht/Los Angeles Day by day Information)

  • UFC Bantamweight Champ Ronda Rousey works with coach Edmond Tarverdyan, Saturday, Might 9, 2015 on the Glendale Preventing Membership in Glendale, CA. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht/Los Angeles Every day Information)

  • UFC Bantamweight Champ Ronda Rousey works with coach Edmond Tarverdyan, Saturday, Might 9, 2015 on the Glendale Preventing Membership in Glendale, CA. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht/Los Angeles Every day Information)

  • Ronda Rousey will get a hug from housemate Jessamyn Duke at their Venice residence. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht/Los Angeles Every day Information)

  • UFC Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey and Melsik Bagdasaryan do stomach work throughout coaching camp in Frazier Park, CA. Wednesday, June 10, 2015. Rousey began her coaching camp this week for her upcoming title protection towards #7 challenger Bethe Correia that may happen Saturday Aug. 1, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht/Los Angeles Every day Information)

  • UFC Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey sweeps the coaching space earlier than follow throughout coaching camp in Frazier Park, CA. Wednesday, June 10, 2015. Rousey began her coaching camp this week for her upcoming title protection towards #7 challenger Bethe Correia that may happen Saturday Aug. 1, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht/Los Angeles Every day Information)

  • UFC Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey works with coach Edmond Tarverdyan throughout coaching camp in Frazier Park, CA. Wednesday, June 10, 2015. Rousey began her coaching camp this week for her upcoming title protection towards #7 challenger Bethe Correia that may happen Saturday Aug. 1, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht/Los Angeles Day by day Information)

  • UFC Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey works with coach Edmond Tarverdyan Glendale Preventing Membership in Glendale, CA. Friday, June 19, 2015. That is second week of coaching camp for Rousey who will defend her title towards #7 challenger Bethe Correia at UFC 190, Saturday Aug. 1, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht/Los Angeles Every day Information)

  • UFC Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey works out throughout coaching camp in Frazier Park, CA. Wednesday, June 10, 2015. Rousey began her coaching camp this week for her upcoming title protection towards #7 challenger Bethe Correia that may happen Saturday Aug. 1, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht/Los Angeles Every day Information)

  • UFC Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey works with coach Edmond Tarverdyan Glendale Preventing Membership in Glendale, CA. Friday, June 19, 2015. That is second week of coaching camp for Rousey who will defend her title towards #7 challenger Bethe Correia at UFC 190, Saturday Aug. 1, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht/Los Angeles Every day Information)

  • UFC Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey works with coach Edmond Tarverdyan Glendale Preventing Membership in Glendale, CA. Friday, June 19, 2015. That is second week of coaching camp for Rousey who will defend her title towards #7 challenger Bethe Correia at UFC 190, Saturday Aug. 1, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht/Los Angeles Day by day Information)

  • UFC Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey works with coach Edmond Tarverdyan at Venice Seashore, CA. Sunday, June 28, 2015. That is the fourth week of coaching camp for Rousey who will defend her title towards #7 challenger Bethe Correia at UFC 190, Saturday Aug. 1, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht/Los Angeles Day by day Information)

  • UFC Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey works with coach Edmond Tarverdyan at Venice Seashore, CA. Sunday, June 28, 2015. That is the fourth week of coaching camp for Rousey who will defend her title towards #7 challenger Bethe Correia at UFC 190, Saturday Aug. 1, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht/Los Angeles Every day Information)

  • UFC Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey grapples with Josh Ramirez on the Glendale Preventing Membership in Glendale, CA. Wednesday, July, 1, 2015. That is the fourth week of coaching camp for Rousey who will defend her title towards #7 challenger Bethe Correia at UFC 190, Saturday Aug. 1, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht/Los Angeles Day by day Information)

  • UFC Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey works with coach Edmond Tarverdyan on the Glendale Preventing Membership in Glendale, CA. Wednesday, July, 1, 2015. That is the fourth week of coaching camp for Rousey who will defend her title towards #7 challenger Bethe Correia at UFC 190, Saturday Aug. 1, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht/Los Angeles Day by day Information)

  • UFC Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey works with coach Edmond Tarverdyan on the Glendale Preventing Membership in Glendale, CA. Wednesday, July, 1, 2015. That is the fourth week of coaching camp for Rousey who will defend her title towards #7 challenger Bethe Correia at UFC 190, Saturday Aug. 1, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht/Los Angeles Day by day Information)

  • UFC Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey is ready for sparring by coach Edmond Tarverdyan on the Glendale Preventing Membership in Glendale, CA. Thursday, July 9, 2015. That is the fifth week of coaching camp for Rousey who will defend her title towards #7 challenger Bethe Correia at UFC 190, Saturday Aug. 1, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht/Los Angeles Day by day Information)

  • UFC Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey jumps rope after a sparring session on the Glendale Preventing Membership in Glendale, CA. Thursday, July 9, 2015. That is the fifth week of coaching camp for Rousey who will defend her title towards #7 challenger Bethe Correia at UFC 190, Saturday Aug. 1, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht/Los Angeles Every day Information)

  • UFC Ladies’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey and challenger Alexis Davis throughout Final Media Day on the Mandalay Bay Occasions Middle Thursday, July three, 2014. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht/Los Angeles Every day Information)

  • UFC Ladies’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey throughout weigh-ins for UFC 175 on the Mandalay Bay Occasions Middle July four, 2014. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht/Los Angeles Every day Information)

  • UFC Ladies’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey defeats challenger Alexis Davis 16 seconds in to the primary spherical throughout UFC 175 on the Mandalay Bay Occasions Middle July 5, 2014. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht/Los Angeles Day by day Information)

  • UFC Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey swims on the YMCA in Glendale, CA. Friday, July 10, 2015. That is the fifth week of coaching camp for Rousey who will defend her title towards #7 challenger Bethe Correia at UFC 190, Saturday Aug. 1, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht/Los Angeles Every day Information)

  • UFC Ladies’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey defeats challenger Alexis Davis 16 seconds in to the primary spherical throughout UFC 175 on the Mandalay Bay Occasions Middle July 5, 2014. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht/Los Angeles Day by day Information)

  • UFC Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey works on the velocity bag after a sparing session on the Glendale Preventing Membership in Glendale, CA. Tuesday, July 14, 2015. That is sixth week of coaching camp for Rousey who will defend her title towards #7 challenger Bethe Correia at UFC 190, Saturday Aug. 1, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht/Los Angeles Every day Information)

  • UFC Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey prepares for MMA sparring on the Glendale Preventing Membership in Glendale, CA. Saturday, July 18, 2015. That is the sixth week of coaching camp for Rousey who will defend her title towards #7 challenger Bethe Correia at UFC 190, Saturday Aug. 1, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht/Los Angeles Every day Information)

  • UFC Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey stretches on the Glendale Preventing Membership in Glendale, CA. Tuesday, July 14, 2015. That is sixth week of coaching camp for Rousey who will defend her title towards #7 challenger Bethe Correia at UFC 190, Saturday Aug. 1, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht/Los Angeles Every day Information)

  • UFC Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey grapples with coach Ryron Gracie on the Glendale Preventing Membership in Glendale, CA. Saturday, July 18, 2015. That is the sixth week of coaching camp for Rousey who will defend her title towards #7 challenger Bethe Correia at UFC 190, Saturday Aug. 1, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht/Los Angeles Day by day Information)

  • UFC lady’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and challenger Miesha Tate pose for some pictures in the course of the UFC World Tour at Membership Nokia Tuesday, July 30, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Hans Gutknecht/Los Angeles Every day Information)

  • UFC Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey spars with coach Edmond Tarverdyan on the Glendale Preventing Membership in Glendale, CA. Saturday, July 18, 2015. That is the sixth week of coaching camp for Rousey who will defend her title towards #7 challenger Bethe Correia at UFC 190, Saturday Aug. 1, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht/Los Angeles Day by day Information)

  • Ronda Rousey poses for photographer on the purple carpet through the premier of the Expendables three on the TLC Chinese language Theatre Monday, August 11, 2014 in Hollywood, CA. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht/Los Angeles Day by day Information)

  • UFC President Dana White and Ladies’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey through the Purple Carpet Premiere Get together for Fox Sports activities 1’s Final Fighter at LURE nightclub in Hollywood September 9, 2014. The Final Fighter: Staff Pettis vs. Workforce Melendez is the 20th version of the collection. The highest ladies within the strawweight class will sq. off to be the primary champion within the newly shaped division. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht/Los Angeles Every day Information)

  • Ladies’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey trains on the Glendale Preventing Membership with coach Edmond Tarverdyan, Monday, September 18, 2015. It was the primary day of coaching camp for Rousey who will face Holly Holm throughout UFC 193, November 15, 2015 at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht/Los Angeles Day by day Information)

  • UFC ladies’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey trains on the Glendale Preventing Membership, Thursday, October 1, 2015. It was the primary week of coaching camp for Rousey who will face Holly Holm throughout UFC 193, November 15, 2015 at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht/Los Angeles Day by day Information)

  • Ladies’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey trains on the Glendale Preventing Membership with coach Edmond Tarverdyan, Monday, September 18, 2015. It was the primary day of coaching camp for Rousey who will face Holly Holm throughout UFC 193, November 15, 2015 at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht/Los Angeles Every day Information)

  • Ladies’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey trains on the Glendale Preventing Membership with coach Edmond Tarverdyan, Monday, September 18, 2015. It was the primary day of coaching camp for Rousey who will face Holly Holm throughout UFC 193, November 15, 2015 at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht/Los Angeles Every day Information)

  • UFC ladies’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey trains on the Glendale Preventing Membership with coach Edmond Tarverdyan, Thursday, October 1, 2015. It was the primary week of coaching camp for Rousey who will face Holly Holm throughout UFC 193, November 15, 2015 at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht/Los Angeles Day by day Information)

  • UFC ladies’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey trains at Glendale Preventing Membership in Glendale,CA, Friday, October 9, 2015. Rousey will face Holly Holm throughout UFC 193, November 15, 2015 at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht/Los Angeles Every day Information) (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht/Los Angeles Day by day Information)

  • UFC Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey works with wrestling coach Martin Berberyan throughout coaching camp on the Glendale Preventing Membership in Glendale, CA, Friday, October 16, 2015. Rousey will face Holly Holm throughout UFC 193, November 15, 2015 at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht/Los Angeles Every day Information)

  • UFC ladies’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey warms up earlier than sparring on the Glendale Preventing Membership in Glendale, Tuesday, October 27, 2015. This was week 5 of Rousey’s UFC 193 coaching camp. Rousey will face Holly Holm throughout UFC 193, November 15, 2015 at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht/Los Angeles Every day Information)

  • UFC ladies’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey spars with IFBA champion Lissette Medel on the Glendale Preventing Membership in Glendale, Tuesday, October 27, 2015. This was week 5 of Rousey’s UFC 193 coaching camp. Rousey will face Holly Holm throughout UFC 193, November 15, 2015 at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht/Los Angeles Every day Information)

  • UFC ladies’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey poses for the media throughout media day on the Glendale Preventing Membership in Glendale, Tuesday, October 27, 2015. This was week 5 of Rousey’s UFC 193 coaching camp. Rousey will face Holly Holm throughout UFC 193, November 15, 2015 at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht/Los Angeles Day by day Information)

  • UFC Lady’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey and challenger Miesha Tate sq. off after each weighing in at 135 lbs on the MGM Grand in Las Vegas Friday, December 27, 2013. Rousey might be defending her belt throughout UFC 168, in a rematch towards Tate on Saturday on the MGM Grand Backyard Area. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht/Los Angeles Every day Information)

  • Champion Ronda Rousey, purple, battles Miesha Tate, blue, throughout their Ladies’s Bantamweight Championship bout throughout UFC 168 on the MGM Grand Backyard Area in Las Vegas Saturday, December 28, 2013. Rousey beat Tate by way of spherical three arm bar. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht/Los Angeles Day by day Information

  • Ronda Rousey and her Dogo Argentino Mochi have some enjoyable at Leo Carrillo State Seashore in Malibu, CA. (Hans Gutknecht/Employees Photographer)

  • Ronda Rousey and her Dogo Argentino Mochi have some enjoyable at Leo Carrillo State Seashore in Malibu, CA. (Hans Gutknecht/Employees Photographer)

  • UFC champ Ronda Rousey and MMA fighter Marina Shafir chill out in a sauna after a exercise on the Glendale Preventing Membership in Glendale Wednesday, March 20, 2013. Shafir, a former teammate of Rousey on the U.S. Judo workforce and now her roommate, coaching companion and greatest pal who seems to be taking an analogous path to stardom. (Hans Gutknecht/Employees Photographer)

  • Strikeforce Ladies’s Champion Ronda Rousey applies an arm bar to challenger Sarah Kaufman throughout their bout at Valley View On line casino Middle in San Diego Saturday, August 18, 2012. Rousey defeated Kaufman within the first spherical by way of submission. (Hans Gutknecht/Employees Photographer)

  • Strikeforce Ladies’s Champion Ronda Rousey reacts after defeating Sarah Kaufman to retain her belt at Valley View On line casino Middle in San Diego Saturday, August 18, 2012.(Hans Gutknecht/Employees Photographer)

  • Strikeforce Ladies’s Champion Ronda Rousey reacts after defeating Sarah Kaufman to retain her belt at Valley View On line casino Middle in San Diego Saturday, August 18, 2012.(Hans Gutknecht/Employees Photographer)

  • UFC ladies’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and challenger Liz Carmouche throughout weigh-ins for UFC 157 Rousey vs Carmouche on the Honda Middle in Anaheim Friday, February 22, 2013. (Hans Gutknecht/Employees Photographer)

  • UFC ladies’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey applies an arm-bar to challenger Liz Carmouche for a primary spherical submission victory throughout their UFC 157 match on the Honda Middle in Anaheim, CA Saturday, February 23, 2013. (Hans Gutknecht/Employees Photographer)

  • UFC ladies’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey celebrates her victory over challenger Liz Carmouche throughout their UFC 157 match on the Honda Middle in Anaheim, CA Saturday, February 23, 2013. Rousey beat Carmouche by way of first spherical submission. (Hans Gutknecht/Employees Photographer)

  • UFC ladies’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey celebrates her victory over challenger Liz Carmouche throughout their UFC 157 match on the Honda Middle in Anaheim, CA Saturday, February 23, 2013. Rousey beat Carmouche by way of first spherical submission. (Hans Gutknecht/Employees Photographer)

  • UFC ladies’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey lands a knee to the physique of Sara McMann dropping her the the canvas throughout UFC 170 on the Mandalay Bay Occasions Middle in Las Vegas February 22, 2014. Rousey defeated McMann by referee stoppage within the first spherical. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht/Los Angeles Every day Information)

  • UFC ladies’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey battles Liz Carmouche throughout their UFC 157 match on the Honda Middle in Anaheim, CA Saturday, February 23, 2013. Rousey beat Carmouche by way of first spherical submission. (Hans Gutknecht/Employees Photographer)

  • UFC ladies’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey lands a knee to the physique of Sara McMann dropping her the the canvas throughout UFC 170 on the Mandalay Bay Occasions Middle in Las Vegas February 22, 2014. Rousey defeated McMann by referee stoppage within the first spherical. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht/Los Angeles Every day Information)

  • UFC ladies’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey makes her solution to the ring to face Cat Zingano throughout UFC 184 on the Staples Middle in Los Angeles, Saturday, February 28, 2015. Rousey defeated Zingano in 14 second within the first spherical by way of armbar. (Photograph by Hans Gutkencht/Los Angeles Every day Information)

  • UFC Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey with coach Edmond Tarverdyan after coaching on the Glendale Preventing Membership in Glendale, CA. Monday, July 13, 2015. That is sixth week of coaching camp for Rousey who will defend her title towards #7 challenger Bethe Correia at UFC 190, Saturday Aug. 1, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht/Los Angeles Day by day Information)

  • UFC ladies’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey retains her belt after defeating Cat Zingano by way of arm-bar 14 seconds in to the primary spherical throughout UFC 184 on the Staples Middle in Los Angeles, Saturday, February 28, 2015. (Photograph by Hans Gutkencht/Los Angeles Day by day Information)

  • Former UFC ladies’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey holds up her trophy after she being inducted into the UFC Corridor of Fame, Thursday, July 5, 2018 in Las Vegas. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Day by day Information/SCNG)

  • Former UFC ladies’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey holds up her trophy after she was inducted into the UFC Corridor of Fame, Thursday, July 5, 2018 in Las Vegas. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Every day Information/SCNG)

  • Former UFC ladies’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey holds up her trophy after she being inducted into the UFC Corridor of Fame, Thursday, July 5, 2018 in Las Vegas. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Day by day Information/SCNG)

LAS VEGAS — Ronda Rousey wasn’t the primary lady to struggle in a cage, nor was she the primary to headline a card for a serious MMA promotion.

However after making her mark as the primary American to ever medal in judo within the Olympics together with her bronze on the 2008 Beijing Video games, what Rousey was – and have become – is among the most influential fighters in UFC historical past no matter gender.

And for that, Rousey on Thursday turned the primary lady to be inducted into the UFC Corridor of Fame at The Pearl Theater at The Palms.

True, because the Strikeforce bantamweight champion in November 2012, she turned the primary lady signed to a UFC contract and was named its first feminine champion. She gained the primary ladies’s battle in UFC historical past when she defended her title towards Liz Carmouche at UFC 157 on Feb. 23, 2013, at Honda Middle.

The Riverside native helped pioneer ladies’s divisions within the UFC, for which there at the moment are four. In six years, almost 90 ladies presently comprise the feminine divisions.

Greater than that, Rousey helped take the UFC and the game to dizzying heights and even additional into the mainstream. A part of it was her knack for devastating first-round finishes, principally by her signature armbar. A part of it was her white-hot rivalry with Miesha Tate. And a part of it, Rousey readily admits, was her seems to be.

What adopted have been journal covers, endorsements, commercials, talk-show appearances, appearing gigs, a best-selling ebook and film offers for the worldwide icon.

Rousey compiled a 12-2 professional report over 5 years, highlighted by a UFC ladies’s document six consecutive title defenses. All 12 of her victories have been finishes, 9 by way of armbar and three by way of knockout.

After dropping the title by way of knockout to Holly Holm at UFC 193 in November 2015, Rousey returned 13 months later to unsuccessfully problem Amanda Nunes for the belt and endure one other knockout.

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Rousey, who had made a number of appearances with the WWE the previous few years, signed on with the professional wrestling group in early 2018. She has skyrocketed into considered one of its largest stars after her first match at Wrestlemania 34 in April, with the esteemed Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer calling her tag-team showdown “one of the better pro wrestling debuts I’ve ever seen.”

We sat down with Rousey, 31, in an unique interview Thursday simply hours earlier than the Corridor of Fame ceremony.

Q: How a lot does this honor imply to you?

RR: It means an unimaginable deal to me to obtain this honor. Coming quite a bit prior to I assumed it will. I assumed I’d be getting round city on some wheels or one thing at this level. I’ve had arthritis since I used to be 19, so I feel like you must no less than have arthritis to get into the Corridor of Fame, so I feel like it’s a superb time.

Q: We’re gonna take a bit of journey down reminiscence lane. I need to revisit some quotes of yours from the primary interview we did seven years in the past at Maxwell’s in Venice.

RR: Oh wow. Maxwell’s!

Q: You have been 2-Zero in your professional MMA profession and about to battle in Strikeforce for the primary time on this very constructing. You prepared for this?

RR: Yeah.

“I look like a 2011 Camaro with 300,000 miles on it. It looks like a good model, but it’s beat the hell up.”

Q: What sort of make and mannequin are you now? And what number of miles are on it?

RR: Wow, I nonetheless use that very same line. Now I say 2018 with 300,000 miles. It’s nonetheless 300,000. See? I’m like any lady. It’s nonetheless 300,000 miles! (Laughs) … I don’t go over. That’s like the 30 of automobiles. (Extra laughs) … 300,000, yeah.

“They’re sitting on the couch in their mother’s basement and don’t want to think about some chick doing better than they are.”

Q: That was your response to males who criticized ladies’s MMA again then, with some vowing to by no means watch a pay-per-view that includes ladies preventing. How a lot do you assume that notion of males towards ladies’s MMA has modified and why?

RR: Oooohhh. That’s … I undoubtedly had a chip on my shoulder, huh? (Laughs) … You need to be pissed off for change. I feel perceptions have modified lots, so I’m glad I used to be hell-bent on making these modifications then.

Q: That is my favourite, the primary 9 phrases. And I by no means forgot this.

“I am going to make Dana White love me.”

RR: (Laughs)

“He’ll come around because he’s a smart businessman. As soon as he sees it’s gonna make money, he’ll come around.”

Q: So how did that go? And will you set into phrases the connection you’ve got with Dana White?

RR: Dana did come round. Not solely is he a terrific businessman and an amazing investor, however he additionally likes to gamble. So I used to be a dangerous however clearly nice funding and I feel I used to be capable of decide his character properly sufficient from afar to make that judgment appropriately. However what I didn’t understand from afar is what a terrific man, typically, he’s and what nice pals we might develop into. And I nonetheless contemplate him one in every of my greatest associates.

“I was always convinced I was going to be the best in something if I just believed in it. Because when you’re a little kid, your dad’s right about everything.”

Q: It’s been 23 years since your dad handed away. What does that quote imply to you for the place you’re in your life proper now?

RR: (Softly) Your dad continues to be proper about the whole lot. And … I assume I discovered I might be the perfect in multiple factor. You don’t have to select only one factor. I feel lots of people get scared by their very own success in that they grasp one factor they usually by no means need to change doing something in a different way even when it’s one thing they don’t even take pleasure in anymore as a result of they’re like, ‘I got good at my one thing and I’ll by no means be capable of begin from scratch and grasp one thing else.’ That’s a thought lure I feel lots of people get caught into and why individuals keep in careers they’re sad with or they’ve outgrown. I feel I’ve been very fortunate. I feel like I’ve lived four lifetimes by now. Each endeavor has given me the arrogance to consider in myself within the following endeavor.

“When I was in judo, they had to push me to train more. Now that I’m in MMA, my coaches tell me to do less. I haven’t had that kind of enthusiasm in forever, so it’s really refreshing.”

Q: Is that the place you reside now with the WWE?

RR: I feel now I simply do no matter I would like. Nobody’s telling me to do kind of now. I’m simply listening to my physique. It’s, ‘How does my body feel? That’s what I’ll do.’ ‘How does my body feel? That’s what I’ll eat.’ So I do what I take pleasure in and I eat what I need to eat and I don’t assume I’ve ever been more healthy than this. However I feel I wanted a lifetime of classes and self-discipline and studying my very own physique to get to that time.

“I can’t remember the last time I felt so positive about my life. I always feel bad. Friends of mine are going through hard times, finding employment and all this stuff. I almost feel guilty for being so happy. I’m one of the lucky ones right now and I know it. I earned it.”

Q: How do you feel about life proper now?

RR: I feel nice and I’m making an attempt to convey as lots of my associates with me which are prepared to work onerous and be part of the journey. I don’t assume you must select your journey or your friendships or your loved ones. You possibly can select all of them and convey all of them together with you. The those that need to come, convey them with you. And the those that don’t, simply fortunately wave at them in your means.

The UFC Corridor of Fame Class of 2018

Ronda Rousey (Trendy) – Former UFC and Strikeforce bantamweight champion and the primary and solely UFC ladies’s champion to efficiently defend her title six occasions.

Bruce Connal (Contributor) – Pioneering tv producer who led the manufacturing of greater than 300 UFC televised occasions throughout his 19-year tenure with UFC.

Artwork Davie (Contributor) – UFC creator and co-founder who partnered with legendary Brazilian jiu-jitsu grasp Rorian Gracie on a undertaking that might ultimately be rebranded to the Final Preventing Championship.

Matt Serra (Pioneer) – Former UFC welterweight champion and winner of Season Four of “The Ultimate Fighter.”

Dan Henderson vs. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (Battle) – Basic 2011 battle between Henderson, the UFC 17 middleweight event champion and former Strikeforce mild heavyweight champion, and former UFC mild heavyweight champion Rua.

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