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Following Ronda Rousey's tough loss to Holly Holm at UFC 193, there was some uncertainty as to whether or not the former Bantamweight champion would still follow through on her promise to attend the Marine Corps Ball with U.S. Marine Jarrod Haschert.
Back in late August, Haschert shared a video on Facebook asking Rousey if she would come with him to the event. The clip has since racked up over five million views, and his efforts were rewarded when she agreed to be his date.
Initially, after suffering her first career MMA loss, Rousey maintained a relatively low profile, hiding her face from photographers when she returned to the United States. However, over the last few weeks, Ronda has slowly been returning to the spotlight, discussing the fight in a recent issue of ESPN The Magazine which led to the announcement of her possible rematch with Holm at UFC 200 this upcoming summer.
With the questions surrounding Rousey's professional career answered, one thing remained: Was she still going to attend the Marine Corps Ball? "I promised I'd go," Rousey said in her first video appearance since her loss to Holm. "It was an honor to be asked. Honestly, I probably would stay on my couch crying and eating ice cream for another month if he didn't ask me to go, so it's probably a good thing."
Last night, Rousey made good on her promise and showed up with Haschert.
Ronda also posed for a couple of photos.
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