Ultimate Fighting Championship champion and actress Ronda Rousey endorsed a candidate for the 2016 presidential race, and it may not be who you think.
Rousey told Maxim magazine that she supports Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders because she admires his position against large corporations and his fundraising methods.
“I’m voting for Bernie Sanders, because he doesn’t take any corporate money,” Rousey said. “I don’t think politicians should be allowed to take money for their campaigns from outside interests.”
Pledging her support of the Democrat socialist senator, the undefeated UFC champion was asked about the possibility of Sanders losing the primary.
“If he doesn’t win against Hillary, then I’ll probably vote for a third party again. To be honest, in 2012 I was against both candidates and so I just picked any third party because I thought if more people voted for third parties then they’d have to take third parties seriously.”
The popular MMA fighter cast her vote for comedian and third party candidate Roseanne Barr in 2012.
“I voted for Roseanne last time,” Rousey told Maxim. “Mostly I went in to vote for all the state and local things. I was so unimpressed with the whole presidential campaign that I picked whatever third party I saw, and I saw Roseanne and thought, ‘That’s awesome.’ But I’m really pulling for Sanders this time. I hope it works out.”
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