Ronda Rousey Calls Marine Corps Ball Date a "Real Gentleman" and "Real Sweetheart," But They Didn't Dance

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Ronda Rousey accepted a Facebook invite to the Marine Corps Ball from Marine Lance Cpl. Jarrod Haschert, and she attended the event on Friday. The UFC fighter had nothing but wonderful things to say about the young man.

"He was a real gentleman and a real sweetheart," she told TMZ of her dat. "It was the only smiling I've been doing, I think."

While most would expect the two likely danced the night away--that couldn't be further from the truth.

"I don't dance in public," Ronda Rousey said upon her return home to L.A. on Saturday.

Ronda Rousey accepted the young Marine's invite via Facebook in which he said she was his celebrity crush. He even called her a "phenomenal person."

Following the Marine Corps Ball, she says she expects the two will stay in touch.

"I told him that I would be personally offended if he ever came in town and didn't hit me up," she said.

This was the first outing for Ronda Rousey since she was defeated by Holly Holm. She has been staying at home nursing her wounds.

"Honestly, I probably would stay on my couch crying and eating ice cream for like another month if he didn't ask me to go," she said prior to attended the ball on Friday evening.

Kudos to Ronda Rousey for accepting Marine Lance Cpl. Jarrod Haschert's invitation. She likely made this young man's dream come true.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.