Ronda Rousey joined Kelly Ripa and her guest co-host Jerry O’Connell for Rousey’s first interview since her loss to bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes at UFC 207 in December.
Although she remained tight-lipped on her fighting future, she did open up about her engagement to UFC heavyweight Travis Browne and how they found out about their recent home invasion.
According to Rousey, thieves broke into her home before she was set to leave for New Zealand (which is where Browne popped the question) and is the reason why Browne never got the chance to ask for her mother’s blessing before their trip.
“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, but right when we got to the house, we realized we were robbed,” Rousey explained. “Someone had been squatting in my house for like three days, sleeping in my bed.”
“[They] stole my Olympic rings, stole my guns, stole all my precious jewelry, every headphone in the house, credit cards.”
Thanks to security cameras, it didn’t take long to figure out who had broken in, with her fiance the one who actually caught them.
“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 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 said.
“They knew it was my house. There’s no way you can’t not know it’s my house. What little punks.”
Thankfully, the robbery didn’t stop Browne from proposing while the couple were in New Zealand.
Rousey was on “Live With Kelly and Ryan” to promote her coaching job on the new season of ABC’s “Battle of the Network Stars”.