Ronda Rousey Makes Powerful Statement About Imperfections In New Commercial
Just months ago, after her undefeated record was stripped away by Holly Holm, UFC star Ronda Rousey was wallowing in her imperfection. Now, she's basking in it.
The 29-year-old MMA fighter stars in a new Reebok commercial that boasts the virtues of "being more human," with the image of her wiping off makeup and tearing off extensions, emphasizing her message.
Rousey posted the ad on her Instagram page on Tuesday night, and the full video is posted in the player above.
The ad falls right in line with Rousey's past statements on the idea of imperfection and standards of beauty. The moment when she apologized for posting a photoshopped picture of herself, for instance, comes to mind.
At the same time, her transition in the commercial from award show-type attire to fighting gear — along with the words "perfect never gets a shot at redemption — foreshadows an event that Rousey fans have been waiting for for over half a year now: her competitive return to the octagon.
The possible return.
Rousey hasn't competed since mid-November when Holm defeated her via knockout. Since then, the title that Rousey lost has switched hands on multiple occasions, with the belt now belong to Amanda Nunes, who became the first Brazilian champion at UFC 200 this past Saturday night.
UFC president Dana White has said whenever Rousey decided to come back and fight, she'll have an instant shot at winning her bantamweight title back.
White told Fox Sports,
Ronda's going to make that decision. I would like to see her fight this year, but it could be early next year, too. Whoever the champion is at the time is who Ronda will fight.
If and when she does return, she's sure to have a lot of people rooting for her to get that shot at redemption, which her imperfection has made possible.