Ronda Rousey, the top-ranked female fighter in the world, has confirmed that she is dating fellow UFC fighter Travis Browne, who had been accused of beating his wife. Rousey confirmed the news to ESPN in a statement after Browne had referenced it early Monday during a radio show.
“I don’t talk about my personal life much. That’s why it’s called ‘personal life.’ It’s true that Travis and I are in a relationship. I’ve really enjoyed the time we have spent together and getting to know one another. And that’s all I’m going to say about it,” Rousey told ESPN.
Browne said in an interview with MMAfighting.com that he and Rousey are in a relationship.
“Dating is for children,” he said. “Dating is for kids. Over the summer, through all the sh*t that I had to shuffle through, that I had to sift through, Ronda and I started talking throughout the summer and I’ll say now that we are together. She’s my woman and I’m her man. There’s no boyfriend, girlfriend stuff. There’s no dating. We’re together.”
Browne’s estranged wife, Jenna Renee Webb, has accused him of savagely beating her and posted a picture to Instagram as proof.
The UFC cleared Browne in an independent investigation, but Webb had indicated she was considering pressing criminal charges, according to an SB Nation news outlet.
Rousey’s next fight is Nov. 14 against Holly Holm.