Rousey Talks House Being Robbed
Ronda Rousey revealed she recently was robbed, but her new fiancé quickly stepped in and saved the day.
Rousey described the horrifying moment she and her longtime boyfriend, UFC fighter Travis Browne, realized they had been robbed. A few months ago, the couple was about to leave for a trip to New Zealand — where Browne eventually would propose to Rousey — when they returned to their home in Venice, Calif., and found chaos.
“We stopped by the house right before we were going to go to the airport and he was going to sneak away and go ask my mom for permission, but right when we got to the house, we realized we were robbed,” Rousey said on “Live with Kelly and Ryan”in her first interview since suffering a humiliating knockout loss to Amanda Nunes late last December.
“Someone had been squatting in my house for like three days, sleeping in my bed, stole my Olympic rings, stole my guns, stole all my precious jewelry, every headphone in the house, credit cards.”
Being tough-as-nails fighters, Rousey and Browne didn’t panic. They calmly checked their security cameras and quickly realized who had done it.
“We have security cameras, so we looked back at them and we saw that they were a bunch of kids with skateboards and there’s a famous skate park right across the street,” Rousey told Kelly Ripa and guest co-host Jerry O’Connell. “So my man’s 6-7, like 260 [pounds], he like beelined it straight to the skateboard park, finds the guys right away.
“He’s smart enough not to [hit them], we’ll get sued pretty hard, but he found the police right then and they caught them. They knew it was my house. There’s no way you can’t not know it’s my house. What little punks.”
Rousey did not say whether she got her stuff back nor if she would be returning to the UFC anytime soon.
Instead, she focused most of the conversation on her new gig as a coach on the rebooted version of “Battle of the Network Stars.” The original show was a cult classic in the 1970s and 1980s, featuring B-, C- and D-list TV stars competing against each other in a series of athletic competitions.
The new version of the show has Rousey coaching one team and former NFL defensive end DeMarcus Ware prowling the other sideline.
Rousey, once the undisputed queen of the UFC, is on a two-fight losing streak. In 2015, she was knocked out via a Holly Holm head kick, and in December 2016, in her much-heralded return to the cage, she was trucked by Nunes, the UFC bantamweight champion.
Since the Nunes fight, speculation has run rampant about Rousey’s future in the cage. UFC president Dana White all but confirmed Rousey will retire from the sport.
Browne is on a worse run than his future wife. He’s lost his last three UFC fights, most recently getting knocked out in devastating fashion by Derrick Lewis in February. Browne hopes to get back on track on Saturday night when he fights Aleksei Oleinik at UFC 213 in Las Vegas.
Original Story: NY Post