Of course, between August, when Lance Cpl. Jarrod Haschert put up a YouTube video professing his hankering for Ms Rousey, and the dance itself, Ms Rousey, previously unbeaten and considered unbeatable, got into the octagonal ring with Holly Holm and had her lunch handed to her. She was kicked in the kisser so hard in that fight, a month ago, that she is still not eating solid food.
So, as the date for the party approached last week, the world was holding its collective breath in hopes that Cpl Haschert was not going to be stood up. In the end, Rousey traveled from Los Angeles to South Carolina to attend.
|Rousey and Haschert|
Rousey told TMZ that if she hadn't already said she would go, she'd probably be on her couch "crying and eating ice cream" but decided at last to honor her commitment.
"... To get out of the house is probably a good thing," she said. "I promised I would go. It's an honor to be asked."
"I love everything you do, and I think you are a phenomenal person," is what the Marine said to her in the video. "Which is why it would be my honor to take you to the Marine Corps Ball on December 11. I hope you take this in consideration because, if you do, you will truly be making my dream come true."
This event marked the first time Rousey had been out in public since Holm whupped her upside the haid. She smiled for the crowd, made nice with the throng, but did not dance.
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