One of the wealthiest MMA fighters in the world, Ronda Rousey, is arguably the most popular female UFC fighter today. If you want to know more about her as well as what is her current net worth than stay with us until the end of this article.
Ronda Jean Rousey was born on February 1, 1987. She was born in Riverside, which is located in one of the United States of America, called California. Her mother, Ann Maria De Mars, was the first American who won World Judo Championship. Ann Maria De Mars gave birth to two more children. Ronda became interested in sports at an early age, and she had her mother, a Judo champion, to have as an inspiration.
Young Ronda had problems with her speech, and she had trouble conducting sentences. She decided to pursue her Judo career, and she left high school to do so.
When she was 11 years old, she started training Judo, and by the age of 17, she got the opportunity to compete in the 2004 Olympic Games. In 2004 she won World Junior Judo Championship, and after several medals in Judo, Rousey called it quits and turned to MMA.
Before she stepped on the MMA stage for the first time, the gold medalist was training martial arts, and she was a waitress and a bartender. In 2011 her first appearance on the MMA stage happened, and shortly after, she made it to the UFC. According to Rousey, “Success is the result of hard work, busting your ass every day for years on end without cutting corners or taking shortcuts.” She also stated, “I want to be a perfect fighter, and that’s one of those unattainable goals because you will never be perfect. But I can always be closer to perfect.”
After she won 12 fights in a row, the MMA fighter became the first UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion in history. “Everyone wants to win. But to truly succeed, whether it is at a sport or at your job or in life; you have to be willing to do the hard work, overcome the challenges, and make the sacrifices it takes to be the best at what you do,” said Rousey.
In addition to her professional sports career, the MMA fighter is also an actress. She made an appearance in The Expendables 3, Entourage, Furious 7, Road House, and Mile 22.
The MMA fighter receives a lot of criticism, especially online. However, she never lets that bring her down. Instead, she stays highly focused on what she wants from life and keeps pushing forward. “No one is ever going to give you anything of value. You have to work for it, sweat for it, fight for it. But there is far greater value in accomplishments you earn than in accolades that are merely given to you. When you earn something, you never have to worry about justifying that you truly deserve it,” she stated once.
What is her advice for success? Well, according to the first UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion, “To be the best, you have to constantly be challenging yourself, raising the bar, pushing the limits of what you can do. Don’t stand still, leap forward.”
The UFC fighter used to be in a romantic relationship with another UFC fighter called Brendan Schaub. The relationship ended after a short time in 2015, and two years later, she started dating Travis Browne, also a UFC fighter. Browne asked Rousey to marry him in 2017 while in New Zealand, to which she said yes. They are happily married now, and they are currently living in Hawaii.
The former World Junior Judo Champion was diagnosed with an eating disorder and alcohol abuse. She was also a drug addict, but she luckily worked through her issues, and she is a strong woman we know and love today.
Ronda Rousey Net Worth 2020
Ronda Rousey holds 3 World MMA Awards, 5 ESPN awards, 2008 Summer Olympics Senior Bronze Medalist, UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship, one Slammy Award, and World Cup Senior Gold Medalist to name a few. She is also inducted in the International Sports Hall of Fame, which is another fantastic achievement in her astounding professional career.
Her estimated net worth today is $15 million.