Ronda Rousey: Outside The Octagon

 

Ronda Rousey: Outside The Octagon

Rousey steals the spotlight when she puts the clamps on Stephanie McMahon at WrestleMania 31.

 

Ronda Rousey: Outside The Octagon

Rousey connects with fans in Brazil.

 

Ronda Rousey: Outside The Octagon

Rousey speaks on a sports panel at SXSW in Austin.

 

Ronda Rousey: Outside The Octagon

Mario Lopez welcomes Rousey to the set of 'Extra' at Universal Studios

 

Ronda Rousey: Outside The Octagon

Rousey waves to fans at Univesal CityWalk.

 

Ronda Rousey: Outside The Octagon

Rousey appears at a promotional event with Reebok and UFC.

 

Ronda Rousey: Outside The Octagon

Hip hop artist Swizz Beatz poses with Rousey.

 

Ronda Rousey: Outside The Octagon

Rousey draws a crowd in Hollywood.

 

Ronda Rousey: Outside The Octagon

Rousey attends a special screening of "The Expendables 3" in Macao.

 

Ronda Rousey: Outside The Octagon

Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger flank Rousey at The Venetian Macao.

 

Ronda Rousey: Outside The Octagon

Rousey attends the Los Angeles premiere of "The Expendables 3" at the TCL Chinese Theatre.

 

Ronda Rousey: Outside The Octagon

"The Expendables 3" is Rousey's first acting credit.

 

Ronda Rousey: Outside The Octagon

Rousey shares a laugh with Joe Rogan after weighing in before UFC 175.

 

Ronda Rousey: Outside The Octagon

Rousey joins the cast of "The Expendables 3" at the Cannes Film Festival.

 

Ronda Rousey: Outside The Octagon

Rousey attends the Cannes premiere of "The Expendables 3" with Antonio Banderas, Sylvester Stallone, Mel Gibson and Wesley Snipes.

 

Ronda Rousey: Outside The Octagon

Rousey works a scene on location in Beverly Hills with Jerry Ferrara for the "Entoutage" movie.

 

Ronda Rousey: Outside The Octagon

Rousey takes time to pose with a fan at LAX airport.

 

Ronda Rousey: Outside The Octagon

Rousey poses during a UFC portrait session in December 2013.

 

Ronda Rousey: Outside The Octagon

Rousey has an exchange with Jimmy Kimmel.

 

Ronda Rousey: Outside The Octagon

Rousey is featured in the 2012 edition of ESPN The Magazine's annual body issue.

 

Ronda Rousey: Outside The Octagon

Rousey wins a bronze medal in judo at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. She is the first American woman to earn an Olympic medal in judo.

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Since her last UFC match, a 14-second wipeout of Cat Zingano on Feb. 28, Ronda Rousey has been quite busy with the show-biz aspect of her career. In addition to a surprise cameo at WrestleMania, Rousey was also on the media circuit to promote her appearances in "Furious 7" and "Entourage."

But play time is over. Rousey is back in training for her August 1 bout against Bethe Correia, and she has additional motivation: Correia made a crack about how she hopes Rousey doesn't commit suicide after their match. Rousey's dad committed suicide when Ronda was 8, so it was a sensitive subject.

Whether Correia's comment was an honest mistake of not knowing about Rousey's dad (dubious but possible) or a calculated move to generate buzz for the event, it is an easy hook to pull fans into this matchup. For her part, Rousey is doing some nice salemanship with Instagram videos of her sparring against men in preparation:


Mma sparring.... #UFC190 #Aug1st #andSTILL

A video posted by rondarousey (@rondarousey) on


Born ready - Mma sparring - not going 100% of course #UFC190 #Aug1st #andSTILL Video via @bigdave11

A video posted by rondarousey (@rondarousey) on


Judo with @jfloproductions #UFC190 #Aug1st #andSTILL

A video posted by rondarousey (@rondarousey) on

Here is the official promo video from UFC:

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