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Ronda Rousey Expecting “Baddest Baby on the Planet” This Year
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Former UFC fighter turned WWE superstar Ronda Rousey was the queen of the female fighting scene during her heyday.

In 2012, Rousey became the first woman to sign with the UFC and was eventually the first female inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame.

The 34-year-old hasn’t stepped into The Octagon since 2016, and she hasn’t participated in a WWE event since 2019. It looks as if her fighting days may be behind her, especially considering an announcement on her YouTube channel about her baby bump.

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Yep, you heard that right, folks. Ronda Rousey is pregnant with her first child, according to the announcement made on her YouTube video.

Rousey, who married husband Travis Browne in 2017 at a wedding ceremony in Hawaii, is expecting the child to be born in September 2021.

The news comes two years after Rousey joked on social media that she and Browne were going on an “impregnation-vacation” after posting a pic of them together.

Rousey spoke publicly on the show “Total Divas” of her desire to be a mother, and now she’s on the path toward motherhood.

Rousey currently acts as the step-mother to Browne’s two children from his previous marriage: Kaleo and Keawe.

Browne, a former UFC heavyweight fighter, was previously married to Jenna Webb, but the couple split up after she leveled accusations of domestic violence against him.

Browne and Rousey have already declared their future child as the “baddest baby on the planet.”

Considering its ties to mixed martial arts, they may just be right.

Ronda Rousey’s Career

Ronda Rousey made her debut as an MMA fighter in the UFC 157 main event. She defeated Liz Carmouche via submission to earn the women’s bantamweight champions belt in 2013.

Rousey then defended her belt against Miesha Tate at UFC 168 and again versus Sara McMann at UFC 170 in 2014. The star mixed martial artist and Olympic medalist followed those title defenses up with wins against Alexis Davis, Cat Zingano and Bethe Correia.

The wheels fell off for Rousey in 2015, however. Rousey was stunned by Holly Holm at UFC 193. She followed that loss up with a humbling defeat at the hands of Amanda Nunes at UFC 207, which marked the end of Rousey’s career in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

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Rather than continue her career in the UFC, Rousey’s next fighting appearance came as a professional wrestler. She made her wrestling debut for WWE at the Royal Rumble in 2018.

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“Rowdy” Ronda Rousey went on to have a terrific career in the WWE, which is best remembered for her rivalry with Becky Lynch. After winning the Raw Women’s Championship against Alexa Bliss at SummerSlam 2018, Lynch and Rousey were expected to meet at WrestleMania 35, but tensions escalated when Charlotte Flair was added to the PPV event’s main card.

The three women fought in the ring at WrestleMania 35, and Lynch was eventually crowned the champ.

That was the last time Rousey fought professionally.

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Karl Rasmussen is a sports writer living in Brooklyn, NY. He studied journalism at the University of Oregon and is an avid fan of the Oregon Ducks, Portland Trail Blazers, New York Yankees and New York Jets.
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