UFC legend Ronda Rousey has been away from mixed martial arts for a long time, but she still carries major sway with the population at large.
Rousey’s impact on the cultural zeitgeist in her heyday was so intense that she developed a massive following across social media.
One of the places where her reach is the strongest is Instagram, where she boasts more than 14 million fans.
That, among other reasons, is a big part of why a personal photo she posted on the platform recently went viral.
The photo in question shows her new daughter, La’akea Makalapuaokalanipõ Browne.
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“Our boys asked me the other day how I’m gunna feed Pō on the plane when we take her with us to Hawaii,” she wrote in the caption.
“And I was like ‘uhhh, same way I always do’ 🤷🏼♀️Then it occurred to me that they probably never seen anyone breastfeed before and weren’t sure if it was appropriate in public. Motherhood’s some badass, primal, beautiful shit that shouldn’t be hidden. It still blows my mind that my body assembled this little person, pushed her out and now makes everything she needs to thrive🤯 It’s really nothing to be ashamed of, it’s something to brag about🤰🏼👩🏼🍼 #normalizebreastfeeding #proudmama”
Rousey’s post received an overwhelming amount of support on social media from mothers and non-mothers alike.
The topic of being able to breastfeed in a comfortable state, without any sort of restrictions or limitations, is one near and dear to a lot of women.
Rousey’s MMA career is obviously far behind her, but it’ll be interesting to see if she ultimately returns to the WWE at any point. Her career earnings suggest that she doesn’t have to do anything she doesn’t very much want to do, but she seemed to genuinely enjoy being a pro wrestler.
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Plus, the video she sent out not long ago about the WWE seems to suggest a desire to return in some capacity.
Will Rousey ultimately return to a ring, any ring, at some point in the foreseeable future? Time will tell.
A longtime sports reporter, Carlos Garcia has written about some of the biggest and most notable athletic events of the last 5 years. He has been credentialed to cover MLS, NBA and MLB games all over the United States. His work has been published on Fox Sports, Bleacher Report, AOL and the Washington Post.