Ronda Rousey is the cover athlete for this week's edition of Sports Illustrated and the accompanying article from Jon Wertheim is filled with fascinating info about the bantamweight champion.
Rousey talks with Wertheim about grappling with fame as well as her opponents, and says her sole problem with being in the public eye is a surprising one: No Tinder.
Her fame is such that she can't go on Tinder. She tried an alter ego–Brynn Campbell–but that didn't work. Her friends, male and female, have only to download the dating ap, swipe a few times and ...action, or at least the potential for it. Rousey, 28, is left on the sideline at home with [her dog] Mochi. "S---," she says, "the only person I'm making out with is my dog."
While Rousey may not be having all the romantic success she would like, she is certainly dominating in the ring, as she recently climbed to the top of SI's MMA pound-for-pound rankings.
Rousey's full cover story will be on SI.com starting Wednesday.
- Brendan Maloy