Those people, who are keen on different kinds of sport, especially mixed martial arts and judo, should keep in mind the person, who is a well-known American athlete, who has won two Junior World medals at the age of 17 and 19 – Ronda Rousey.
Date of birth: February 1, 1987
Zodiac sign: Aquarius
Her first six years of life were extremely rough, because she had a disease that injured her vocal cords. As a result she couldn`t speak fluently and needed a diligent treatment. Moreover her childhood was not so careless. The dramatic event, that had happened in the Rousey`s family, had changed her life substantially. In 1995 her father committed suicide after having hurt his back and having learned, that he could stay disabled for his lifetime.
In 2004 Ronda took part in the Olympic Games in Athens and has become the youngest athlete in judo, who was among the participants of the Games. In 2004 and 2006 she has won two gold and bronze awards and has realized that her sport career was moving to the right direction. The turning point of her career was the Olympic Games in 2008, where Ronda has gained the bronze award in judo.
Afterwards her profession reached a dead end. She was trying to find a well-paid job to earn money and support herself and her family financially. But any profession required some special experience and skills, which she didn`t own. Ronda was working as a bartender and waitress, but it was so complicated for her.
In August 2010 Ronda ultimately has entered the Grendale fighting club and has participated in her amateur competition in mixed martial arts. Since that time she never gave up and won the majority of her fights. In November 2012 the woman had become the first female athlete to sign with the Ultimate Fighting Champion.
Ronda had appeared in several films; the most popular are ꞌThe Expendables 3ꞌ, ꞌFurious 7ꞌ, ꞌEntourageꞌ and others. In addition to that she showed up on the cover of many fashionable magazines.
AnnMaria De Mars (mother)
Date of birth: August 15, 1958
Zodiac sign: Leo
Ronda Rousey`s mother is known as an American prominent athlete in judo and those, who won World Judo Championship in 1984. She raised a talented daughter and always assisted her in her career. After the tragedy in her family, she moved back to California, where De Mars settled to give a proper education for her children. After her husband`s suicide AnnMaria married again in 1997 and their daughter Julia was born in 1998. The step-father Dennis De Mars is a space engineer by his occupation.
AnnMaria De Mars stood for her daughter after daughter`s demean in the fight with Amanda Nunes. She pointed out, that Ronda had achieved such a great success in her life before the age of 30 years and she is a person who tried herself in two kinds of sport, in starring in three action movies and in writing famous best-sellers, making millions of dollars at very young age. The mother is very proud of such a talented, ambitious daughter, the person, who deeply believes in winning and works hard to achieve it.
Ron Rousey (father)
Date of birth: June 11, 1941
Date of death: August 11, 1995 (aged 54)
Zodiac sign: Gemini
Ron Rousey had married Ann Maria Waddell on the 27th of July, 1985.
Moreover they had three kids together: Ronda, Maria, Jennifer. He was involved in aircraft industry, but then he decided to work at the plant. Ronald loved his daughters to the moon and back and he did his best to help his beloved Ronda to recover from the health problems. One fatal day Ron went sledding with his daughter and fell down accidentally and broke his back. This accident led to the serious health problems and there was a threat for him to stay disabled. In the end he committed suicide and passed away.
Maria Burns-Ortiz (sister)
She is known as an awarding sport journalist, an entrepreneur, co-author and writer of the book ꞌMy fight, your fightꞌ with Ronda Rousey in 2015. Maria is also a founder of 7 Generation Games and different innovative media. She lives with her husband and three young kids.
Jennifer Rousey (sister)
Date of birth: January 04
She is a history teacher by her occupation, who gained her Master`s degree from the UFC at the age of 24. She is married and waiting for her first baby.
Julia de Mars (half-sister, born to AnnMaria De Mars and Dennis De Mars)
She is the youngest of four siblings. Julia is studying in Villanova preparatory school and is already a senior and gets a school scholarship. She is fond of playing soccer and learning new things.