Humble beginnings. Ronda Rousey may be well known within the sports world these days after establishing herself as one of the country’s top UFC fighters, but before she became a household name, the athlete lived in “hellish” conditions.
In a new clip from an upcoming documentary about her life, In Her Father’s Eyes, Rousey, 29, gives the filmmakers a tour of her “ramshackle” Venice Beach, California, home.
“Did you want a tour of my house?” she greets the cameras with a smile before leading the way to the kitchen, which is littered with detritus on the counter and floors.
“People eat here, apparently,” she says as she opens several cabinets. “I don’t know how we haven’t come up with a new strain of cholera or something.”
Rousey also pointed out a note that she had written directly on the door of what looks to be a pantry.
“I don’t know what our garbage disposal must think of us,” it reads.
The mixed martial arts fighter then adds, with glee, that the plan is to tear the house down right after she moves out.
“So as soon we found out, we were like, 'Well, who gives a s–t. They're tearing down the house,’” she said. “So we kind of let it all go to hell. But it was already kind of hellish when I moved in. I didn't make it like this."
Rousey has since been estimated to be worth around $9 million. She has appeared on the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue and on billboards, and done interviews across the board — despite losing out to contender Holly Holm in November.
“I'm just really f–king sad," the superstar athlete told ESPN in December of her infamous loss. "I need to come back. I need to beat this chick. Who knows if I'm going to pop my teeth out or break my jaw or rip my lip open. I have to f–king do it."
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