She may win real well and totally suck at losing, but sometimes former champ Ronda Rousey does something cool.
In this instance of “coolness”, it’s Rousey paying a visit to the protesters at Standing Rock in North Dakota (in case you don’t know, the protesters are there to express their displeasure at an oil pipeline being built that could threaten a local Indian reservation’s water supply). Regardless of where you stand on the politics of it all, you have to admit that it’s nice seeing Rousey doing something altruistic outside of the MMA bubble.
Anyway, here’s TMZ with the scoop:
Ronda Rousey got political last week — with a secret run to the Standing Rock Indian Reservation to help protesters fighting against the Dakota Access Pipeline project.
The UFC star teamed up with fellow Olympic judo athlete Pauline Macias and went to the protest site in North Dakota to deliver supplies.
We’re told Ronda’s group brought fresh fruit, veggies, bread, tents and wood-burning stoves. One source says Ronda didn’t want recognition and tried to stay under the radar.
By the way, Ronda was SMILING again — which is great because we haven’t seen a lot of that lately.
As for the protest, the Standing Rock Sioux tribe has led the charge against the 1,000 mile oil pipeline claiming a possible spill could damage important Native American cultural sites and pollute drinking water.
Pauline Instagrammed about the experience with Rousey saying, “I had one of the best road trips of my life with @rondarousey to deliver supplies to the protesters at Standing Rock!”
“This was such an incredible experience, & I can’t thank my friend enough for allowing me to be a part of it! #NODAPL #StandWithStandingRock”