Ronda Rousey has been wowing audiences with electrifying performances since making the full time move to professional wrestling as part of the WWE.
The decision to leave UFC for the WWE was no doubt a tough one for the former UFC bantamweight champion, having been the face of the organization’s women’s division for multiple years before her departure. Rousey’s mother, AnnMaria De Mars, recently told Submission Radio that there was some key advice she gave her daughter which finally helped her to decide to make the move.
“I’ve told her that, and I tell all my girls that, and I tell graduate students that I teach that you don’t owe anybody else your life, and you don’t live your life by other people’s expectations,” De Mars said. “So, I think it’s really great that she’s doing what she’s happy about doing now. And, yes, I think it’s the right thing in life to try help other people and make the world a little bit better when you can.
“But if you get to the point where you’re not, I just think too many people get out of bed, and they’re not excited to face the day, and it doesn’t have to be like that. And so, if you don’t feel like that, you should change.” she continued.
De Mars couldn’t be more happy about her daughter’s latest adventure in life.
“I think everybody needs to know when to go,” De Mars said. “And when you’re in a sport – and I say this for anybody, not just Ronda or UFC or judo or whatever – but when you’re in a sport and when the tournament’s over the biggest thing is relief that you didn’t lose or relief that it’s over – that’s the time to go. You know?
“You should be going into an event and be excited to be there. ‘This is so great, I get to beat people up, and they’re not gonna arrest me.’ You should feel great about being in it and not just it being over and, ‘Oh my god, nothing bad happened.’ So I think she’s really enjoying the journey, and I’m really happy.” she concluded.
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