Ronda Rousey Used to Fight Guys For Starbucks Frappuccinos

A drink worth fighting for.

Before she made millions fighting under the UFC bright lights, Ronda Rousey fought in the streets … for Starbucks money?

That's right. In a video interview with Sports Illustrated, Rousey stated she got her fighting bones challenging men so she could buy Starbucks Frappuccinos. Guys would accept the challenge, assuing they could easily displace a young girl. 

Boy they were wrong, as Rousey tells it:

"It would just start wherever the guy was. I would give him a choke and an arm bar and we would get him to say he gave up ... and then we'd go buy Frappuccinos. Those [were] my first pro fights. Will fight for Frappuccinos."


From there, Rousey became the No. 1 women's fighter in America at age 16. She followed up by becoming the first woman to medal in Olympic judo at Beijing. After a long journey transitioning from judo to female wrestling, Rousey signed with the UFC in 2012.

When Rousey appeared as a guest interview on American Idol, Ryan Seacrest fake flinched to get a laugh when she approached. The UFC champion responded, "I don't fight for free. Don't worry." Even from a young age, Rousey lived true to that credo.

She's a long way from fights in the promenade. On during the recent National Coffee Day, Rousey likely got her Frappuccino by just waiting in line.

Watch the video below. 

Rhonda Rousey fights men for Starbucks Sports Illustrated    


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