Way back in September, months before the Holly Holm fight, U.S. Marine Jarrod Haschert asked Ronda Rousey if she would go to the Marine Corps Ball with him. Rousey said yes under one condition:
“He’s gotta be a gentleman, though, I’m not a first date kind of girl. But, I dunno, we’ll see when I meet him.”
Despite being knocked out by Holm and spending some time out of the public eye, Rousey flew out to South Carolina on Friday morning, keeping her word to attend the dance. TMZ caught up with her on her way to the airport.
“I promised I’d go. It’s an honor to be asked. Honestly, I’d probably stay on my couch, crying and eating ice cream if he hadn’t asked me. So it’s probably a good thing.”
The cameraman also asked about her thoughts on a rematch with Holm. She replied:
“It’s what I want, but it’s up to the UFC and it’s up to her camp, so we’ll see what happens.”
It looks like Rousey and Haschert had a great time. She’s graciously smiling in photos that were posted to social media.
A photo posted by Jared Nathaniel (@prettyboi1023) on
A loss may keep Ronda down, but not out. Ronda Rousey kept her promise and attended the Marine Corps ball. pic.twitter.com/zkSQ5y8zug
— 120 Sports (@120Sports) December 12, 2015
It’s nice to see her out and about, and smiling after being so — in her own words — “really [expletive] sad.”