Ronda Rousey is so inspiring. The UFC champion is a beast in the octagon ring, but her hardest battle to date must’ve been with bulimia. Ronda recently opened up about her struggles with bulimia in the past on Reddit during an ‘Ask Me Anything’ session.
Eating disorders are hard to overcome, but Ronda Rousey, 28, was able to do it and for her, beating it was liberating. The UFC fighter was very candid during her ‘Ask Me Anything’ session on Reddit. When asked about her past with bulimia, Ronda didn’t hold back from discussing her struggles.
There’s no doubt the 28-year-old has inspired many, especially those who have dealt with eating disorders. After complimenting Ronda on her eating disorder recovery, a user on Reddit asked Ronda how it felt when she finally conquered Bulimia and this was her answer. “Thanks for the kind words. It feels very liberating to free of the guilt that used to come with every meal,” the UFC champion said. “And I feel like I have so much extra space in my brain now that I’m not constantly thinking about the next meal and trying to eat as much as possible every day while still losing weight. I feel amazing. I (think) I look amazing. And I just ate some bomb-ass french toast this morning.” Ronda has come a long way since her eating disorder days. But the road to recovery wasn’t always easy.
The MMA fighter opened up about her struggle with the eating disorder in an interview with Yahoo Beauty. “I would do all kinds of crazy stuff; I struggled with bulimia and all these things for years. I was unhappy,” Ronda said. “I had to attend to all of the other things in my life, like my career and my training, to get to a point where I trained just because I loved it. I didn’t even know that was what I wanted, but I made myself happy first and then got the “oh wow” body.” The 28-year-old has achieved a lot in her lifetime. She overcame bulimia, won the UFC 190 in just 34 seconds, now she’ll be playing herself in an upcoming film based on her memoir.
Ronda To Play Herself In Film Based On Memoir
Variety reports that Paramount Pictures has purchased the rights to Ronda’s book and plan on turning it into a movie. The script will be written by the likes of Mark Bomback, who has penned scripts for such films as Dawn of Planet of the Apes and The Wolverine, while Mary Parent will executive produce (alongside Mark and Ronda herself). “It’s a real honor to be a part of bringing Ronda’s incredible story to the big screen,” Mary told Variety. The book, which was written by Ronda alongside her sister, Maria Burns Ortiz, is a classic story of perseverance, depicting the struggles which Ronda faced in her journey to becoming one of the top female fighters in the world.
HollywoodLifers, what did you think of Ronda’s response to the Reddit user’s question?
— Michelle Phi