Ronda Rousey is off the market — officially.
Rousey got engaged to boyfriend Travis Browne, who proposed to her last week in New Zealand, according to TMZ Sports.
“We are engaged,” Browne told a reporter from SplashNews.com.
Browne gave a detail about the proposal, saying he did it “under a waterfall in New Zealand … felt like the right place to do it.”
Rousey was asked when they may have the wedding. She said she wasn’t sure, but don’t expect a whole elaborate deal from her.
“Soon but I don’t know what goes into planning a wedding,” said Rousey. “I could be really easy. I don’t really want a lot. Don’t really need decorations and flowers, just somewhere to go, something to eat, and people around.”
Rousey and Browne, who is also an MMA fighter, have been together since 2015. They even were dating while Browne was separated but still married to his now ex-wife, which led to some tension.
This will be the first marriage for Rousey, who just turned 30.
Ronda Rousey may never fight in the UFC again after she failed to regain her title with a loss to Amanda Nunes back in December, but that hardly means we have seen the last of her.
Rousey has spoken often about wanting to advance her acting career. And if she decides making a few WWE appearances could help her accomplish that goal, Stephanie McMahon said this week that the door is wide open.
“Everybody’s always asking me about Ronda,” the WWE chief brand officer told ESPN’s Jemele Hill and Michael Smith. “Yes. I know that she loves WWE and we certainly love her. It would be a match made in heaven. Hopefully one day we’ll have that opportunity.”
Spending some time in the WWE would make a lot of sense for Rousey. After she lost to Holly Holm in Nov. 2015, Rousey’s image and self confidence were seemingly shattered. Her entire MMA career centered around being an unstoppable force, and she has now lost two fights. We learned this week that Rousey has been working with a new nutrition specialist, which could mean she is looking to prepare for a UFC fight, acting roles, WWE appearances, or all of the above.
Rousey hasn’t said whether she will ever fight again in the UFC, though this Instagram post from January got people talking. If she does decide to close the book on her MMA career, the WWE could be a natural fit.
We haven’t heard much regarding the future of Ronda Rousey since her loss to Amanda Nunes on Dec. 30, but she has made one recent move.
Rousey has begun working with a new nutrition specialist, according to an Instagram post by nutrition specialist Dan Garner.
Here’s the post, which was published on Tuesday:
Wanted to give a good welcoming post to Ronda Rousey who has just recently joined the team, and is all set for the comprehensive nutritional programming process with myself. Excited to have her on board and to accomplish some great things with her this year. Let's go! #teamgarner #dangarnernutrition #rondarousey #rowdyrondarousey #ufc #mma #judo #olympian #nutrition #health #performance #athlete #letsgo
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“Wanted to give a good welcoming post to Ronda Rousey who has just recently joined the team, and is all set for the comprehensive nutritional programming process with myself. Excited to have her on board and to accomplish some great things with her this year,” Garner says in his post.
The part about looking forward to accomplishing great things with her this year will cause some speculation that Rousey may be gearing up for an MMA comeback.
She lost her perceived invincibility when she lost to Holly Holm in Nov. 2015, and then her aura was completely shattered with the following loss to Nunes. Rousey hasn’t commented one way or another about a potential comeback, though this Instagram post from January caused a stir.
Rousey, who previously was a vegan and has been diet-conscious for years, is 30 and has an acting career she has been pursuing the past few years. It’s unclear whether this new diet plan is intended to get her ready for MMA or more movie roles.
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MMA fighter Derrick Lewis is the kind of guy who wants to kick your rear and then take your girl. And he said just as much on Sunday night.
Lewis defeated Travis Browne by second-round knockout at “UFC Fight Night” in Nova Scotia on Sunday night. After his win, he was interviewed by FS1 and proceeded to talk about how he needed to relieve himself. He also referenced Browne’s domestic violence allegations, as well as Browne’s girlfriend, Ronda Rousey.
— TotalProSports.com (@TotalProSports) February 20, 2017
“I just knew I had a bigger heart than him. He calls himself a man, but he likes to put his hands on women, so forget that guy,” said Lewis. “I have much more heart than his a–. Where Ronda Rousey’s fine a– at?”
Lewis is up to 18-4 and has won six in a row. He’s also registered 8 career UFC heavyweight knockouts, which is tied for the third-most all-time. Browne has lost three in a row and is now 18-6-1.
As for the domestic violence allegations, those came from Browne’s ex-wife.
Dana White previously said after Ronda Rousey lost to Amanda Nunes last month that he thought Rousey would fight again, but now he thinks otherwise.
Appearing on the UFC.com’s “UFC Unfiltered” podcast, White said based on his conversation with Rousey, he thinks she is done fighting.
“Her spirits are good and she’s doing her own thing,” White said, via SI. “In the conversation I had with her, if I had to say right here, right now — and I don’t like saying right here, right now because it’s up to her, it’s her thing — but I wouldn’t say she fights again. I think she’s probably done. I think she’s going to ride off in the sunset and start living her life outside of fighting.”
Rousey was 12-0 and on top of the sports world until losing to Holly Holm in Nov. 2015. She was so shaken by the defeat it took her over a year to get back to fighting again. Then she lost to Amanda Nunes for her second straight defeat, leading many to say the mystique had worn off.
“It’s not even that I think it was an invincible thing,” White said. “She’s so competitive that her career record meant everything to her and once she lost, she started to say to herself, ‘What the f— am I doing? This is my whole life? This is it? I want to experience doing other things.’ That’s what she started to do. She’s got a lot of money. She’s never going to need money again. Unless you spend money like crazy, you’re not going to need money again when you have that kind of money Ronda has, and she’s not a big spender. She has a cute place down in Venice, California. She’s got some plans, I think she wants to move to a desolate place and do her thing.”
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) January 31, 2017
Though Rousey does not owe it to anyone to fight again, it would be nice to see her back in the octagon just so she could go out on a winning note instead of leaving the sport with two straight losses. She’s still a top fighter and should remind fans of that.
Ronda Rousey was spotted at a Las Vegas gun store on Sunday where she applied for a concealed weapon, according to a report.
TMZ Sports says Rousey and boyfriend Travis Browne were at The Range 702 gun store in Las Vegas on Sunday where Rousey applied for a permit to carry a concealed weapon. She reportedly took a special course required for the permit and did some shooting on the range.
Rousey has kept a low profile since her loss to Amanda Nunes at UFC 207 on Dec. 30. The defeat marked the second straight for Rousey, who is now 12-2.
Rousey has not spoken publicly about her future fighting plans. She posted two weeks ago on her Instagram account about hitting “rock bottom.”
Ronda Rousey has endured a tough couple of weeks, and that rough patch now includes having her home tagged with graffiti.
The Daily Mail published photos on Tuesday of Rousey outside her home in Venice Beach, Calif. One of the photos showed a portion of the exterior of Rousey’s home defaced with graffiti. It’s unclear what the graffiti said.
Rousey, 29, was defeated by Amanda Nunes at UFC 207 in Las Vegas on Dec. 30. It was her second consecutive loss following a 12-0 start to her career.
Rousey took a year off before stepping back into the octagon following her first career defeat. She hasn’t spoken to the media since her loss to Nunes, save for a statement shared with ESPN after it. On Monday she shared a J.K. Rowling quote on Instagram about “rock bottom.”