Ronda Rousey in new ad: ‘I’m fine not being perfect’
Since Ronda Rousey lost to Holly Holm at UFC 193, she's been harder to find in the spotlight. She hasn't fought in the UFC for roughly nine months and is still months away from making her return, but she is back in a new ad for Reebok Women.
"Here's the thing about being perfect," Rousey says. "Perfect never gets truly tested. Perfect never gets to silence its critics. Perfect never gets a shot at redemption.
"So yeah, I'm fine not being perfect."
Rousey is alluding to that single loss to Holm, the lone blemish on her career to date, and embracing the loss of the perfect record she held so dearly. And it is a message that appeals to all audiences: No one is perfect.
Reebok is also the official outfitting sponsor of the UFC.
MMA fans are anticipating Rousey's return to the UFC by the end of 2016, potentially at the Madison Square Garden event in November or the typically large December card. Since Rousey last fought, three women have held the title belt, including longtime rival Miesha Tate and the newly crowned champion Amanda Nunes, who could be Rousey's opponent in her return.