CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. — Mixed martial arts fighter Ronda Rousey has kept her promise to a North Carolina-based Marine by attending a Marine Corps ball on Friday.
Camp Lejeune-based Marine Jarrod Haschert asked his “celebrity crush” Rousey to the annual Marine Corps Ball back in September. And he scored big-time when Rousey accepted his proposal.
“I would go, for sure,” Rousey said in video posted on TMZ.com and credited to Splash News.
Haschert had put up a 34-second video online expressing his admiration for the undefeated UFC women’s bantamweight champion.
“I love everything you do, and I think you are a phenomenal person,” he said.
It took a few days for the proposal to get to Rousey, but she did accept. Photos posted to social media show Rousey hanging out with Marines at the ball.
Rousey has kept quiet ever since she lost to Holly Holm in November. Rousey claimed to be “the best fighter in the whole world,” but was knocked out 57 seconds into the second round.
And with that win, Holm took Rousey’s place as the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion.
TMZ caught up with Rousey as she was leaving for the Marine Corps Ball.
Rousey said it was an honor to be asked. She said if she wasn’t going, she would probably “stay on her couch eating ice cream and crying for another month.”
— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) December 12, 2015