Ronda Rousey is well known for her accomplishments inside the Octagon, but that’s isn’t where she got her first break. The legend of Ronda Rousey actually started in Olympic judo, and now she is returning the favor by training the next generation of judokas.
Rousey, who won a bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics, is training movie star Vin Diesel’s daughter, Hania Riley Sinclair, in judo. And it appears Rousey’s young protege is off to a strong start in her training.
“First of all, I feel sorry for anyone that has to (date my daughter),” Diesel told WENN. “I wouldn’t want that on my worst enemy because I’m just that kind of dad. I’ve been thinking about this since the day I cut the umbilical cord, and because of that, I made a decision early on that I was going to do everything in my power to empower her to handle it herself.
“Because of her ‘auntie’ Ronda Rousey, she is now an orange belt with stripes in judo. I’m dealing with it early. I’m creating a beast and I want her to be able to say, ‘No means no.'”
Rousey will be back in action at UFC 193 on Nov. 15, when she will defend her UFC women’s bantamweight championship against Holly Holm.
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