In the beginning (according to Wikipedia)….
Rousey was born in Riverside, California, the youngest of three daughters of AnnMaria De Mars (née Waddell) and Ron Rousey, after whom Rousey was named. Her mother had a decorated Judo career and was the first U.S. citizen, male or female, to win a World Judo Championship (in 1984). Her maternal grandfather was Venezuelan, and was of part Afro-Venezuelan ancestry. Her other ancestry includes English and Polish. Her stepfather is an aerospace engineer.
THE REAL DEAL (according to our sources):
When Rhonda was born she had the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck. The lack of oxygen to her brain caused some damage and led to an early speech problem. She wasn’t able to speak well until age 6.
Tragedy hit Ronda at an early age. Her father was involved in a sledding accident that broke his back. Having a blood disorder prevented him from healing properly and upon learning that he would be disabled his last few years, he opted to take his own life. Ronda was only 8 years old when this happened.
This clearly disrupted the family, but her mother was strong and held everything together. Ronda didn’t like school much but found a peaceful distraction from the books in her Judo training. She was awesome at it too!
At the age of 15 yrs, she was named to the U.S. Olympic Team. By the age of 16 yrs, she achieved the #1 ranking in the women’s half-middleweight division.
After an extremely successful Judo career, Ronda began thinking about her next move. There weren’t many more places she could go with Judo, so she took on bartending in LA. But with the lack of money, Ronda was forced to live out her car.
Ronda eventually found her way into the Glendale Fighting Club and had her first professional fight in 2010. Naturally, she kicked butt and quickly found herself in the UFC handing the women in her division swift defeats mainly via arm bars.
After running up a record of 12-0 & holding the championship title, she eventually lost to Holly Holm.
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