Ronda Rousey Supports Bernie Sanders For President & It's A Formidable Endorsement
If anyone knows a thing or two about winning, it's Ronda Rousey — but she's not voting for Donald Trump to win. In an interview with Maxim magazine, the undefeated UFC women's bantamweight champion revealed who she would back, and he couldn't be further from Trump. Ronda Rousey is supporting Bernie Sanders for president. That's right, Rousey clearly feels the Bern, and she explained why exactly. It makes sense that the fiercest female fighter in the world is aligning herself with a candidate who's proven himself to be a staunch feminist, but how does she feel about Hillary Clinton? Apparently, for Rousey, it's Bernie or nothing.
Maxim recently sat down with Rousey ahead of her fight with boxing champion Holly Holm to discuss a topic she normally does not get asked about: politics. When asked who she's supporting in the 2016 presidential election, Rousey told the magazine:
Boom. The progressive Democrat officially has the biggest badass in the world in his corner. Clinton's team is probably scrambling as I type this to somehow compensate for this formidable endorsement. And why is she supporting the so-called socialist?
It's true: Sanders is the only major candidate who does not accept corporate money to fuel his campaign (other than Trump, but that's beside the point), relying instead on small donations. Rousey went on to say:
It's a rare glimpse into the fighter's political views. So besides having the deadliest arm bar in the UFC, Rousey is also an advocate for keeping big corporations out of politics. Maybe she should run in 2020, on a platform against gender disparity and political corruption — you know, pick up where Sanders left off.
Maxim went on to ask who Rousey would vote for in the general election if Sanders fails to secure the nomination, and instead of going with the obvious alternative, Clinton, Rousey has other plans. She told the publication:
When it comes to politics, Rousey is not exactly a fan of the two-party system, or maybe she just has a penchant for pulling for the underdogs (Sanders technically still qualifies as one). If you need proof, just look at her voting record in 2012.
Hopefully, it won't come down to that, though. Rousey is really feeling the Bern.
While it's still too early to make accurate predictions about who will win the primary, one thing is for sure: Rousey is not voting for Trump, no matter what he might think.