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Ronda Rousey has tossed her name into the political ring. Sure, maybe it's only as a celebrity endorser, but it still has clout -- especially where she's chosen to throw her support.

Despite Donald Trump once suggesting that Rousey was a fan of him, the UFC star is hitching her wagon to Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders. In an interview with Maxim, Rousey explains her reasoning.

"I'm voting for Bernie Sanders, because he doesn't take any corporate money," Rousey tells Maxim. "I don't think politicians should be allowed to take money for their campaigns from outside interests."

Perhaps even more surprising is Rousey's second pick for president. Given that Sanders trails Hillary Clinton for the Democratic Part nomination, he's an underdog to actually make the final ballot. But Rousey won't be making any partisan picks.

Citing 2012, when Rousey voted for third-party candidate Roseanne Barr instead of either Barack Obama or Mitt Romney, she said she plans to follow a similar path this year.

"If [Bernie] doesn't win against Hillary, then I'll probably vote for a third party again.

"To be honest, in 2012 I was against both candidates, and so I just picked any third party because I thought if more people voted for third parties then they'd have to take third parties seriously."

So consider Rousey a bit disenchanted with the current political system. But she has hope for 2016.

"I'm really pulling for Sanders this time," Rousey says. "I hope it works out."

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