After the fight, Rousey announced that if former Strikeforce Women's Featherweight Champion Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos wanted to fight her, it would have to take place at bantamweight.
UFC President Dana White officially announced at the UFC on Fox: Henderson vs.
Rousey trains under Gokor Chivichyan of the Hayastan MMA Academy, and Edmond Tarverdyan of the Glendale Fighting Club.
With the victory, Rousey became the first American to win an Olympic medal in women's judo since its inception as an Olympic sport in 1992. After winning her Olympic medal, Rousey shared a studio apartment with a roommate in Venice Beach, California and worked three jobs as a bartender and cocktail waitress to support herself and her dog.When Ronda started learning judo, her mom took her to judo clubs run by her old teammates.She was raised between Southern California and Jamestown, North Dakota, retiring from her judo career at 21 and starting her MMA career at 22 when she realized that she did not want to spend her life in a conventional field of work.At 17, Rousey qualified for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, becoming the youngest judoka in the entire Games. judoka in nearly 10 years to win an A-Level tournament as she went 5-0 to claim gold at the Birmingham World Cup in Great Britain. In February 2007, Rousey moved up to 70 kg where she ranked as one of the top three women in the world.Rousey faced Taylor Stratford in the Tuff-N-Uff tournament semi-finals on January 7, 2011, and won by technical submission due to an armbar in 24 seconds.
She then announced plans to turn pro and was replaced in the tournament.
She won via submission due to an armbar in the first round, dislocating Budd's elbow in the process.
Following the fight, she announced plans to move down to 135 pounds to challenge Miesha Tate, the Strikeforce Women's Bantamweight Champion at the time, with whom she had developed a much-publicized rivalry.
Rousey stated she never got as excited watching judo or any other sport.
After the 2008 Olympics the following year, she decided to start MMA through Team Hayastan.
This speech disorder was attributed to being born with her umbilical cord wrapped around her neck.