Arguably the most famous female athlete in the world today, UFC star Ronda Rousey, announced this week that she is dating male UFC fighter, Travis Browne. Browne’s estranged wife, fitness model Jenna Renee Webb, alleges that Browne abused her and posted pictures of bruises on her Instagram account on July 9.
Rousey did not address Browne and his wife’s relationship this week but did confirm that she is, in fact, dating Browne.
“I don’t talk about my personal life much. That’s why it’s called ‘personal life,” Rousey told ESPN. “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.”
On the surface, Rousey’s relationship with Browne seems hypocritical. Rousey has been ripping in to boxer Floyd “Money” Mayweather for months for his history of domestic violence
“I wonder how Floyd feels being beat by a woman for once,” Rousey said at the ESPY Awards after her victory in the “Best Fighter” category. “I’d like for him to pretend to not know who I am now.”
UFC concluded that there wasno hard evidence that Browne abused Webb. Browne’s manager even suggested that Webb inflicted harm on herself. Webb vehemently denied those claims on her Instagram.
“My response to John Fosco’s assertion that I may have personally inflicted these bruises and wounds on my body is totally absurd,” Webb wrote, via mmamania.com.“I challenge anyone to view the photographs of this abuse and conclude that I did this to myself. I would take issue with anyone that would suggest that these bruises came from any type of workout that I would do in my fitness profession. Furthermore, I find it utterly ridiculous that you would admit infidelity on the part of Travis as a way to make him look better in this situation. I never said a word about infidelity, I didn’t play that card. I was only concerned about the issue of domestic violence and how it affects other people. The infidelity that you refer to is not brought up by me. It happened and I know it happened, however that is a personal issue that I have to deal with. Travis abused me. He abused me physically. He abused me mentally and emotionally. However, I find it unbelievable that you would be suggesting that I should have considered going to the authorities instead of social media. Going to the authorities means having Travis arrested, going to jail, charged with a felony, losing his career and possibly losing his kids. I chose not to do this, and continue not to do this because I have addressed my message to domestic victims everywhere. My goal is not to hurt Travis but to help present and future victims by creating awareness. Domestic violence is not acceptable and he will be held responsible in the court of common morality.”