UFC champion and total badass Ronda Rousey on Friday kept a promise she made to accompany Marine Lance Cpl. Jarrod Haschert to the Marine Corps ball — despite the fancy gala coming less than a month after she suffered a brutal loss to Holly Holm.
Back in September, Haschert, a stranger to Rousey, sent her a message asking her to attend the ball with him and, much to his surprise, she agreed.
After Rousey was brutally defeated by Holly Holm – with a knock out that landed Rousey in the hospital – many questioned whether the fighter would show. But she did! And took photos with a bunch of starstruck marines.
"I promised I'd go, it's an honor to be asked," Rousey told TMZ on her way to catch a plane to South Carolina for the ball.
"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."