Ronda Rousey And Travis Browne Have Been On A Wild Losing Streak Since Becoming A Couple
Prior to her loss to Holly Holm in November 2015, Ronda Rousey was the hottest thing in sports–winning 12 consecutive MMA fights, winning 11 of those fights in the first round, nine of them by armbar submission. Her success earned her millions and her persona was ubiquitous into pop culture, being featured in The Expendables 3, Furious 7 and Entourage. She was Conor McGregor before McGregor was McGregor.
Travis Browne, Rousey’s now fiancé, amassed moderate success in the heavyweight division in the UFC, climbing to #10 in official UFC Heavyweight rankings.
Since the two started dating in 2015, their fortune in the ring has taken a glaring downturn.
Ronda, as we know, was unstoppable before a shocking head-kick knockout from Holly Holm in 2015, a loss that affected her so deeply she admitted to having suicidal thoughts. It took over a year for Rousey to return to the octagon, only to be embarrassed by Amanda Nunes in 48 seconds. Ronda’s defeat promoted her own mother to call for her retirement, saying ‘let stupid people get punched in the face.’ She hasn’t competed since.
Browne has had an equally difficult ride. After he and Ronda went public with their relationship in October 2015, the 34-year-old won his next fight in January 2016 before dropping his next four–most recently submitting in the second round to Russian fighter Oleksiy Oliynk at UFC 213 on Saturday night.
To add insult to injury, UFC president Dana White called for Browne’s retirement.
“This is one of those sports, you never know. One minute you’re absolutely unbeatable and unstoppable, then the next minute you can’t win a fight,” White said after Browne’s loss at UFC 213.
“I think that Travis should retire.”
As for Rousey, White said that Ronda hasn’t told him she’s retiring but said, “I don’t think she’s [coming back].”
A combined 1-6 since becoming a couple.
Moral of the story: love turns ya soft.
[h/t Total Pro Sports]