Ronda Rousey is a force to be reckoned with. The 34-year-old mixed martial arts master has had many milestones in her career, including the Olympics, a record-setting Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) reign, and a successful foray into acting. But recently, she’s been focusing on another important role in her life as the wife to fellow UFC fighter, Travis Browne. Here’s everything you need to know about Ronda Rousey’s husband and the relationship they have together.
Ronda Rousey Is A Former Olympian And UFC Champion
Born in Riverside, California, on February 1st, 1987, Ronda Rousey began practicing judo when she was just 11 years old. By the time she was 17, she had become the youngest judoka to qualify for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. The young athlete continued to make strides in the sport, winning the silver medal at the 2007 World Judo Championships in the middleweight division and becoming the first American to win an Olympic medal in women’s judo at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China.
After her bronze medal win at the 2008 Olympics, Rousey retired from judo and began pursuing a career in mixed martial arts (MMA). She trained with some of the biggest names in the sport and made her professional debut in 2011. In 2012, she became the first woman to sign with the UFC, and eventually, the first female inductee into the UFC Hall of Fame.
In the mid-2010s, Rousey crossed over into acting, appearing in movies like The Expendables 3 and Furious 7. But in 2015, she faced her first MMA loss, which prompted her to retire and pursue a career in professional wrestling.
Ronda Rousey in black pants and a black crop top holding a golden UFC championship belt over her shoulder.
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After making sporadic appearances at various World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) events, she signed with WWE and made her debut at WrestleMania 34.
“It’s funny — it’s kind of like acting, in that it was something I always wanted to do but I never thought was in the cards for me,” Rousey told ESPN.com about becoming a professional wrestler. “And now that I realize I really do have this opportunity, I feel like my 6-year-old self would totally kick my ass if I didn’t take it.”
After spending time killing it in the ring, Rousey decided to step away from the WWE in 2019. She said that the schedule had become too grueling and that she wanted to spend more time with her family.
“People think you’re only wrestling as much as they see you on TV, but they don’t realize that there’s three or four other days of live shows during the week,” she said on Steve-O’s Wild Ride podcast. “If I looked at all the live shows, I was only home a day and a half a week. It was just not worth it for my family … No, I’ll never be full time again – over 200 days a year on the road like that ever again.”
Ronda Rousey’s Husband Is Travis Browne
With such a busy career, it’s hard to imagine Rousey finding time for romance. But she met her perfect match back in 2015 when she started dating fellow MMA fighter, Travis Browne. In August of 2017, the couple tied the knot in a beautiful outdoor ceremony in Hawaii.
Just like his wife, Browne is a formidable opponent in the UFC Octagon. During his seven-year career with UFC, Browne had a total of 18 wins and was named Breakthrough Fighter of the Year at the 2013 World MMA Awards. He was also ranked number five in the official UFC Heavyweight rankings. While he never officially retired from UFC, he has not participated in a match since 2017.
Although he has taken a step back from fighting, he’s been very supportive of his wife’s career in wrestling. He even teased the idea of getting into the ring with her someday.
“I’ll never say no to the possibility of going out there and wrestling,” Browne told TMZ. “I’d love to go out there and work with my wife!”
The closest we’ve gotten to seeing a Browne and Rousey tag team match was in 2019. Although it was technically outside the ring, Browne finally got in on the WWE action with his wife. Check it out below.
KATE, Duchess of Cambridge makes jaws drop after sharing a breathtaking picture from the Lake District
The Duchess of Cambridge spent an active day on land and water in the Lake District in the rugged northwest of England.
As part of her ongoing campaign to showcase the benefits of spending time in nature, Kate kicked off the day by going mountain biking with some air cadets.
The mother of three, 39, “passionately believes that spending time outdoors plays a pivotal role in children and young people’s future health and happiness, building foundations that last over a lifetime by encouraging active exploration and the opportunity to form and strengthen positive relationships,” according to the palace.
When she visited the area in June 2019 with Prince William, Kate told locals that her children love the area and walking in the fells. She also recalled how, when she was growing up, she loved to go boulder hopping in the countless streams that criss-cross the mountainsides.
Tuesday’s visit came as the RAF Air Cadets Windermere Adventure Training Centre was opened following a refit costing around $3 million (£2 million). Kate is the Honorary Air Commandant of the Royal Air Force Cadets. Hundreds of cadets from around the U.K. will use the center during their visits to the spectacular Lake District “to build their confidence and leadership skills” as they work toward achieving their Duke of Edinburgh Awards, Kate’s office at Kensington Palace said.
After her morning with the air cadets, Kate was set to hear more about how the stunning lakeland area also provided healing from one of Europe’s darkest chapters: the aftermath of the Holocaust.
She joined a boat trip with two of the Windermere Children, a group of 300 Holocaust survivors who were brought to stay in the Lake District in 1945 to help them recuperate following the atrocities they experienced in concentration camps and the ghettos of Nazi-occupied Europe.
“She was absolutely delightful,” Ike Alterman, a 93-year-old survivor from Poland who was a prisoner at Auschwitz, Buchenwald and Theresienstadt, told PEOPLE. “We laughed, she asked questions and she wanted to know the answers. We talked about her kids and my kids, and how we love the lakes. I have two girls and two grandchildren. I told her what happened to me during the war and when I arrived and how I progressed in business later.”
He added, “I didn’t know what to expect, but we spoke like a couple of friends. She was so down-to-Earth.”
Arek Hersh, 92, was also joined by the Duchess on the boat. A survivor of Auschwitz, he lost his parents and his brothers and sisters — in total 81 members of his family perished. He settled in Leeds, Yorkshire, and worked as a mechanic and, in later years, as a landlord for students in the city. He is featured in the 2020 film The Windermere Children and the documentary The Windermere Children: In Their Own Words.
“It was very nice. She was very interested,” he told PEOPLE. “It brought back happy memories of being on the lake.”
This group of children were called the ‘Windermere Children’. I wanted to be able to meet some of the survivors Ike & Arek in person to hear their stories; about how they went on to create their own companies, write a book & to this day, still sneak in the odd round of golf.(2/3) pic.twitter.com/XNTimAxZ8K
— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) September 21, 2021
The Duchess’s office explained she wanted to meet some of those who came to the area at the time and hear how they had been helped to heal from their traumatic experiences by undertaking outdoor recreation, sport and art therapy at the Calgarth Estate nearby.
That poignant part of Kate’s visit to the Lake District very much fit in with both her and the other royals’ desire to engender religious tolerance and understanding, as well as to find imaginative ways to educate about past atrocities.
Last year, Kate highlighted some of the incredible stories of survival amid the Nazi occupation of much of Europe when she photographed Holocaust survivors and their grandchildren.
Tiger Woods Joins Simone Biles, Naomi Osaka, Others in NFT Craze: Partners With Tom Brady’s New Company
Over the last few months, we’ve all seen athletes release NFTs (nonfungible tokens) of their own. The buzz around those has increased with time, players as well as fans including in this digital collecting. This time, golf icon Tiger Woods is the latest addition to a list of celebrities to release a line of NFTs online.
According to recent reports, Woods taking part in this recent craze is via a company linked to NFL star Tom Brady. Let’s take a look at what exactly Woods has invested in.
THROWBACK : WATCH When Serena Williams Called Maria Sharapova B*TCH
Serena Williams vs Maria Sharapova is one of the most heated rivalries in the women’s game. Their match-ups have always been the most compelling ones. The viewership of their battles has been sky-rocketing compared to other rivalries on the WTA Tour.
There is some kind of friction existing between the two of them and the Grand Slam champions have never really got along with each other. In Sharapova’s autobiography, Unstoppable its mentioned their relationship has some kind of ‘intense antagonism.’
Post her two consecutive defeats, Williams has been ruthless against Sharapova on all the surfaces. Sharapova must have stunned the world by defeating Williams at Wimbledon 2004 finals and WTA Championships, but she lost 20 consecutive matches against the American veteran tennis player.
The heated-rivalry of women’s track has witnessed some bitter moments. One of them took place on Rod Laver Arena during the Australian Open 2007 finals. Serena was steamrolling over Maria in the first set with a 5-0 lead. Sharapova released her serve and later Williams charged onto the net.
The Russian wasn’t holding back, even she sprinted to the net, and in a blink of an eye, she smashed the ball on Serena Williams. A frustrated Serena moved back to the baseline for the next reception and simultaneously uttered the ‘B’ word.
Later, Williams thrashed the Russian ace 6-1, 6-2 and clinched her third Australian Open title.
“I will never lose to that little bitch again” – Serena Williams
According to Maria Sharapova’s autobiography, Unstoppable, Serena was super-annoyed after losing to the lanky Russian at Wimbledon 2004. The battle could be termed as Williams, the physical Goliath vs Sharapova, like David.
The American just couldn’t accept her Wimbledon final defeat to a 17-year-old skinny girl. Out of disappointment, Serena once used the ‘B’ word for Maria.
“Not long after the tournament, I heard that Serena told a friend — who then told me — ‘I will never lose to that little bitch again,’” Sharapova depicted in her book.
Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova (Picture Courtesy: USTA)
The salty rivalry of the women’s game concluded at Flushing Meadows during US Open 2019. In their very-first round-one WTA match-up Serena Williams took 59 minutes to crush Sharapova 6-1, 6-1.