Since UFC 207, we haven’t seen or heard much from Ronda Rousey, until now…
Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey appears to be getting back to normal. After a crushing UFC 193 loss saw her out of action for most of 2016, ‘Rowdy’ attempted an ill-fated comeback on December 30.
Facing the current champion Amanda Nunes at UFC 207, Rousey was destroyed. Even for fans that don’t support her, watching the former champ annihilated in such a way was tough. After all the hype for her comeback, it seemed ‘Rowdy’ was simply not ready.
Similarly to when she lost against Holly Holm, Rousey’s public appearances have been sparse. Emerging to clean graffiti that vandles had left on her Venice beach home, Rousey appeared in good health.
Now, in the space of the last 24 hours, Rousey has been pictured publicly. Pictured by TMZ.com in the 702 gun range, Rousey has applied for a concealed weapon carry license.
Aside from firing the glock pistol at the range, Rousey has made a political appearance too. Contrary to what Donald Trump said during his presidential campaign, Ronda Rousey is no fan of his.
Appearing a the standing rock protest, Rousey is pictured with local Sioux and other tribal protesters. As reported by MMAMania.com.
— Jay R (@JRose_WB) 24 January 2017
Military Police Opened Fire
Standing Rock is where the Sioux tribe and other “water protectors” have set up to protest the planned building of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline. The pipeline crosses the Missouri River just above the Standing Rock reservation, and the Sioux are concerned their drinking water will become contaminated.
After a tense standoff that saw militarized police shooting rubber bullets and water cannons at civilians, the United States Army Corps of Engineers denied a permit for the pipeline to cross the river until environmental impact research was done. But, just this morning, President Donald Trump signed an executive order overturning that decision, and water protectors are already rushing back onto the site to stop the project from moving forward.