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Ronda Rousey Is Officially Dating UFC Fighter Travis Browne

Their relationship has been long rumored, but now, it's confirmed.

It's true, it's true! 

Ronda Rousey confirmed her relationship with fellow UFC fighter Travis Browne in a statement to ESPN on Monday. 

"I don't talk about my personal life much. That's why it's called 'personal life,'" Rousey said. "It's true that Travis and I are in a relationship. I've really enjoyed the time we have spent together and getting to know one another. And that's all I'm going to say about it."

Earlier this month, Rousey spoke to The Huffington Post about how relationships fuel her, but didn't mention Browne specifically. 

"You feed off of their energy and their ambition, and it makes it so much easier to get up in the morning and go and handle everything in your day, because you have a partner in this endeavor," she said.

Earlier Monday, Browne openly spoke about their relationship for the first time in an interview published on MMAFighting.com, prompting Rousey's confirmation. 

"She's my woman, and I'm her man," he said. "There's no boyfriend-girlfriend stuff. There's no dating. We're together."

Rumors of their relationship began in August when Browne's estranged wife Jenna Renee revealed they were a couple on Twitter while again accusing him of domestic violence. She first accused Browne of attacking her in July when she posted photos of her bruised body to Instagram. No charges were subsequently filed against Browne and UFC responded to Renee's claims by hiring an independent investigator, who cleared Browne of any wrongdoing in August.

Still, some MMA fans are questioning Rousey's decision to saddle-up with a man even accused of domestic violence, especially since she's publicly spoken out against Floyd Mayweather's own violence against women

Although both regularly train at the Glendale Fighting Club in Glendale, California, Browne told MMAFighting.com that they're both "borderline obsessive with training," denying that their relationship will be any sort of distraction to their fight preparation.

Browne's next fight will be on on Jan. 17 in Boston, while Rousey will take on Holly Holm on Nov. 14 in Melbourne, Australia.  

 

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