Ronda Rousey Has a New Boyfriend in the Form of UFC Heavyweight Travis Browne

Steven Rondina@srondinaFeatured ColumnistOctober 12, 2015

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 16:  Ronda Rousey, UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion, reacts during the UFC 193 media event at Etihad Stadium on September 16, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Michael Dodge/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
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After months of speculation, UFC heavyweight Travis Browne has confirmed it. He is indeed in a romantic relationship with UFC women's bantamweight champion and general A-list celebrity Ronda Rousey.  

Browne confirmed it this in an interview (warning: NSFW language) with Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting.com during Monday's installment of The MMA Hour.

Update, 11:52 PM EDT

Rousey has co-signed his statement, and said that she is indeed in a relationship with Browne.

"I don't talk about my personal life much, that's why it's called 'personal life,'" Rousey told Ramona Shelburne of 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."

--End of Update--

While Browne refused to say they were dating, he flatly stated, per Marc Raimondi of MMAFighting.com, "She's my woman, and I'm her man. There's no boyfriend, girlfriend stuff. There's no dating. We're together."

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - DECEMBER 6:  UFC heavyweight Travis Browne speaks to the media during the UFC 181 post fight press conference inside the Mandalay Bay Events Center on December 6, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC vi
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The two have been rumored to be a couple since August, when Browne's estranged wife, fitness model Jenna Renee Webb, accused the two of seeing one another. Worth noting, this all occurred while Browne was being investigated by the UFC for domestic violence due to accusations made by his wife on Instagram. While Browne came out of the UFC's investigation unscathed, Webb has stood by her claims.

@noochsig who's the #DNB now with a married man who beat his wife. #classy

— Jenna Renee (@JennaReneeFit) August 24, 2015

According to Browne, he and Rousey began seeing one another after he began training at the Glendale Fighting Club, the gym where Rousey trains under Edmond Tarverdyan, after a lengthy stint with the famed Greg Jackson and Mike Winkeljohn camp.

Browne began training there in 2014 ahead of his fight with Brendan Schaub, who, ironically, was also involved with Rousey romantically. Browne would win the fight via knockout.

While the rumors persisted, the two had remained quiet about their possible relationship until just now. Both of them are currently preparing for fights, with Browne set to face Matt Mitrione at UFC Fight Night 81 and Rousey lined up to headline UFC 193 against Holly Holm.


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