UFC legend Ronda Rousey recounted how “little punks” vandalized her home and stole her valuables before her fiance caught up with them.
The former women’s bantamweight champion was set to leave for New Zealand and stopped at her house with fiance Travis Browne when they discovered what had happened, Rousey recalled on “Live with Kelly and Ryan” on Wednesday.
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“We stopped by the house right before we were going to go to the airport and he was going to sneak away and go ask my mom for permission,” she said, explaining how Browne, a fellow UFC fighter, was going to ask her mother for permission to propose to Rousey while in New Zealand. He never got the chance.
“Right when we got to the house, we realized we were robbed,” Rousey said in her first interview since her December loss to bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes at UFC 207.
“Someone had been squatting in my house for like three days, sleeping in my bed,” she said, adding that the thieves “stole my Olympic rings, stole my guns, stole all my precious jewelry, every headphone in the house, credit cards.”
But, thanks to security cameras in her home, it wasn’t long before the couple discovered who the culprits were.
“We have security cameras so we looked back at them and we saw that they were a bunch of kids with skateboards and there’s a famous skate park right across the street cause we’re in Venice,” Rousey said. “So my man’s six-foot-seven, like 260 [pounds], he like beelines it straight to the skateboard park, finds the guys right away.”
“He’s smart enough not to [hit them], we’ll get sued pretty hard, but he found the police right then and they caught them,” she added.
The mixed martial arts star, who has been coaching on the new season of ABC’s “Battle of the Network Stars,” did not say whether she got her possessions back but was sure her home was targeted.
“They knew it was my house,” Rousey said. “There’s no way you can’t not know it’s my house. What little punks.”
“I wish five minutes with me was a sentence,” Rousey said. “But I think that would go under cruel and unusual punishment.”
Rousey had to deal with another act of vandalism on her house in January when it was spray painted with graffiti.
As for the New Zealand trip, it went off without a hitch and Browne ended up popping the question as he had planned.
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