Ronda Rousey has received a ton of flak since her UFC 207 loss to bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes. Many were quick to take shots at Ronda, who avoided any media whatsoever in the weeks leading up to the fight.
It appears Ronda has taken up another fight, one that she also skirted past media in doing. This fight, however, is a selfless one.
Ronda Rousey is currently with the Sioux tribe at Standing Rock to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline. The protest has been going on for months and has seen numerous celebrities take part.
The United States Army Corps of Engineers denied a permit for the pipeline to cross the Missouri River until environmental impact research was done. Today, however, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to reverse that decision.
This won’t be the first time that Rousey and The President have not seen eye to eye on things. During his campaign, President Trump claimed that Ronda was a supporter of his, a claim she quickly refuted. The President also took a shot at her on twitter following her loss to Holly Holm.
Be that as it may, it is a commendable act by Rousey to stand with the tribe and water protectors in their fight. Having people like Ronda and other celebrities join the fight helps to call attention to the topic that it otherwise might not receive.
— J.R. WhiteBull-TakenAlive (@JRose_WB) January 24, 2017