Ronda Rousey recently took a trip down memory lane, commemorating her MMA victories in permanent fashion.
The former UFC bantamweight queen posted a video in which she receives a tattoo on her forearm with the time, in seconds, of each of her 15 wins – including three at the amateur level. Rousey also reminisces on the circumstances behind those victories as the tattoo artist does his work, sharing behind-the-scenes details.
Rousey began her career with 12 consecutive triumphs, besting the likes of Miesha Tate (twice), Julia Budd, Sarah Kaufman, Liz Carmouche, Sarah McMann, Cat Zingano and Alex Davis in short order. Not only was Rousey the first woman, along with Carmouche, to compete in the UFC, but she was also one of the promotion’s biggest stars during her rise to prominence.
The Olympic judoka relinquished her crown in an upset loss to Holly Holm at UFC 193 in November 2015. After a year hiatus, “Rowdy” returned to the Octagon and suffered a 48-second TKO defeat to Amanda Nunes in a 135-pound title bout at UFC 207. Rousey exited the sport for good following that defeat.