UFC superstar Ronda Rousey fulfilled her promise to accompany a marine who asked her to be his date to a Marine Corps Ball in South Carolina.
Jarrod Haschert, 22, a marine from South Carolina, invited Rousey to be his date in a video he posted on Facebook. The video, which went viral with more than four million views in August, said, “You are my celebrity crush. I love everything that you do, and I think that you are a phenomenal person which is why it would be my honour to take you to the Marine Corps Ball on December 11.”
Ronda Rousey Gets Invited to the Marine Corps Ball
“I really hope this doesn’t get in the way of your training. I hope you take this into consideration, because if you do, you will truly be making my dream come true,” the young marine continued.
His wish did come true! Haschert, in full uniform, flashed a big smile as he posed for a snap with his “celebrity crush,” who came to the ball in black dress.
— People magazine (@people) December 14, 2015
According to a source, Rousey never hesitated about whether she was going to attend the ball. The former UFC queen was also thankful that she got invited to the event. Rousey said it was an “honor” to be invited to a ball.
“Honestly I probably would stay on my couch crying and eating ice cream for another month if he didn’t ask me,” Rousey, who lost to Holly Holm in their UFC title match in Australia told TMZ .
For the first time after her epic fight, she spoke about her defeat to Holm, saying she was devastated about the outcome of the match, but she is not backing down and that she needs to get back in the arena to beat the new UFC women’s champion.