Former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey hasn’t been seen much since getting mauled in just 48 seconds by current champion Amanda Nunes at UFC 207 this past December.
However, the former champion has now surfaced in a non-MMA fashion, as she has joined the protest against the proposed drilling of the the Dakota & Keystone XL oil pipelines, a protest that has been going on for quite some time now.
According to activist leader Linda Black Elk, Rousey not only showed her support, she brought the protestors some supplies as well.
“When you’re in camp, it’s very difficult to access fresh food, like fresh fruits and vegetables, especially when you’re on the frozen prairies of the northern Great Plains,” Black Elk told TMZ. “It’s very difficult to access those things and she brought a ton of fruits and vegetables, fresh bread, fresh cheese. Just absolutely amazing. She’s an incredible person and just so humble. She wasn't asking for any publicity and when I talked to her about that, she basically said that she felt like a disappointment. She just felt that everyone was really upset with her. I couldn’t believe I was doing it, but it was very important for me to let her know just how important she is to the native community in particular. That’s what keeps us going, that kind of support and just the morale booster it was. That’s what keeps us going. It means everything to us.”
This past Tuesday (1/24), United States President Donald Trump signed an executive order, which would clear the way for the drilling of the pipelines to begin.
One of the people protesting the drilling of the pipelines, known as Jay R on Twitter, posted the following picture of the former women’s bantamweight champion joining the protest.
@RondaRousey met Maske' Linda @lindablackelk My HEART is doing cartwheels #StandWithStandingRock #NoDAPL #NoKXL pic.twitter.com/JnTFAD6S4d— Jay R (@JRose_WB) January 24, 2017
@RondaRousey met Maske' Linda @lindablackelk My HEART is doing cartwheels #StandWithStandingRock #NoDAPL #NoKXL pic.twitter.com/JnTFAD6S4d
— Jay R (@JRose_WB) January 24, 2017
Rousey and President Trump aren’t exactly on the best of terms either, as Trump posted the following on Twitter after Rousey lost her women’s bantamweight title to Holly Holm at UFC 193 in November of 2015.
Glad to see that @RondaRousey lost her championship fight last night. Was soundly beaten - not a nice person!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 16, 2015
Glad to see that @RondaRousey lost her championship fight last night. Was soundly beaten - not a nice person!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 16, 2015
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