Ronda Fought for Her Life From the Very Beginning
Ronda Jean Rousey was born on February 1, 1987, with the umbilical cord around her neck. She almost died of suffocation. Luckily, she pulled through and ultimately inhaled her first breath of fresh air. But the traumatic delivery had a slight impact on the development of Rousey’s brain.
She struggled with her speech until the age of six, and the differences between her and her classmates were pretty evident. In comparison to the others, Ronda seemed a bit behind. So, her mom pulled her out of school, and Ronda spent most of her elementary and high school education studying at home.