Ronda Rousey Accepts Marine’s Invitation, Wants to Retire Soon and Addresses “Haters”

Ronda Rousey Accepts Marine’s Invitation, Wants to Retire Soon and Addresses “Haters”


Current Marine Jarrod Haschert just got exactly what he wanted. Fox Sports recapped the events:

On Aug. 22, Haschert invited the UFC champion, via a Facebook video, to his Marine Corps Ball that takes place on Dec. 11. Rousey responded to Haschert on Tuesday, via TMZ, with some good news.

When asked if she had seen the video, Rousey said, “I just saw it the other day. I saw screenshots of it before, and I was like, ‘Oh, I can’t go anyway because I’m in camp,’ but the fight got moved and I actually can go, but I don’t know how to hit him up and say like, ‘Yeah, I wanna go with you.’ ”

When pressed by TMZ if she was being serious, Rousey responded, “I would go, for sure. But do I call him, do I set up a time and place like ‘Never Been Kissed’?”

While Rousey also added that Haschert is “cute”, she quickly laid down the law for the Dec. 11 date. “He’s gotta be a gentleman, she said. “I’m not a first-date kind of girl.”

Haschert’s post on Facebook has nearly five million views.

Then Ronda hopped on to Joe Rogan’s podcast to discuss her future plans, super-stardom and her haters:

“I don’t even think I’m going to know what is going on right now or realize what is going on right now until afterward, until it’s all done,” Rousey reflected Monday on the Joe Rogan podcast.

“I could just try to do the best that I can in the moment, but I don’t really think that any of us really comprehend what’s going on right now until we’re looking at it in hindsight. And that’s the kind of thing, I think it’s kind of funny. There’s so many people who just live to hate me, but when I’m gone, they’re going to miss me. They really are.”

“I’m not the protagonist. I’m the antagonist,” Rousey said. “Because the protagonist just reacts. They do nothing. The whole storyline, the whole everything that goes on, is completely dependent on the antagonist.

“I’m the one who’s forcing everybody to do something, and so I like to think of myself as more of the heel, the bad guy who you somehow sometimes root for. You can’t help it a little bit sometimes, but sometimes you hate them. I think the fact that mixed emotions come out is one of the more interesting things. I’m not trying to have everyone like me. I’m trying to have everybody care about what I’m doing.”

“I notice a lot of these girls, they would like to win a UFC belt and have that respect, but they’re not about that life,” Rousey said. “They don’t want that life. They don’t want that attention, scrutiny, pressure, and constant work and all of those things. They don’t want it. They want one thing without the other, but it all comes together.

“And that’s I think one thing that’s kind of working against them, is when they actually come in to fight me, they get a taste, a small taste, of what that life is going to be like when they’re a contender — because it is way more attention, way more this, way more that. And once you win the belt, it’s just doubled every single time. It’s more and more and more and more. And I don’t think any of them would actually be happy with that lifestyle. I don’t think they really, truly want it.”

“It just seems unfinished. My career, there’s more left to do,” the 28-year-old said. “I don’t feel like I’m done yet. Because with the Olympics, it’s just like you win the gold medal and you’re done. With the UFC, when am I really done?

“But I’m not going to be doing this in my thirties,” Rousey added later. “I don’t want to be fighting into my thirties. By thirties, I mean like 31, 32.”


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