Ronda Rousey, former UFC and WWE champion, has announced her dive into streaming with an exclusive deal with Facebook Gaming.
Ronda Rousey, former UFC and WWE champion, has announced her dive into streaming with an exclusive deal with Facebook Gaming. Her debut stream is set to take place at 3:00pm PT on Tuesday, Feb. 18. Rousey has said that she will donate all proceeds from her first stream to Australian bushfire recovery efforts.
“Gaming has always been a huge part of my life, and I can’t wait to share that passion with my millions of fans on Facebook Gaming,” Rousey said. “Through my streams, people can hang out with the real me, not the ‘character’ version of myself they’re used to seeing, though the ‘Rowdy One’ can’t always be contained.”
Rousey’s leap into streaming isn’t a huge surprise. The mixed martial artist has embraced entertainment and has always been a well-known gamer. She was the new voice of Sonya Blade in Mortal Kombat 11. She has also voiced her love of Pokemon and even recounted one of her favorite video game memories.
“One of my favorite gaming memories happened when I was 11 years old, and [I] encountered an Articuno on Pokemon Blue for the first time. I was awestruck and thought she looked like an angel. Looking back at that same image now, I’m amazed how powerful our imaginations can be and how gaming encourages us to imagine what our reality could be instead of just accepting it for what it is—a skill that has helped me in my fighting and entertainment careers countless times.”
Ronda Rousey joins other popular Facebook Gaming streamers such as Jeremy “Disguised Toast” Wang, Corinna Kopf, and Gonzalo “Zero” Barrios. This is a huge deal for Facebook as they continue to pull in more exclusive streaming talent.