Road to sUCCESS
She started training Judo with her mom when she was 11 years old. At age 13, she accidentally broke her mom's wrist while training. Her mother then took her to Judo clubs run by her old teammates. Rousey once said that she cried almost every night of training from 2002 to 2005. She went to the Olympics in Athens, Greece in 2004. She was the youngest judoka there. She retired from Judo at the age of 21 after the 2004 Olympics. She then shared a studio apartment with a roommate and worked three jobs to support herself and her dog. Her teammates from 2004 said she would kill girls in MMA, but also thought she was too pretty to get hit in the face. In 2007, Ronda moved up to 70 kg where she was ranked as one of the top 3 women in the world. Her MMA debut was as an amateur on August 6, 2010. In her first amateur fight, she defeated Hayden Munoz by submission due to an armbar in just 23 seconds. As an amateur, she had a perfect 3-0 record and all of her amateur fights were under two minutes. From 2011 to 2014, she trained in Jiu Jitzu at Dynamix MMA. In November of 2012, UFC announced that Ronda had become the first female fighter in the UFC. Her nickname, "Rowdy", was endorsed by "Rowdy" Roddy Piper. He also gave her permission to use the nickname. In her 6th title defense of the Women's Bantamweight title, Holly Holm defeated her with a kick to the neck. Mousey was then put on contract suspension for 45 days and could not fight for 60 days. This happened on November 15, 2015. On December 9, 2015, she was medically cleared, but the suspensions still held. Her suspension could be reduced, but it all depends on a CT scan.