Ronda Rousey Once Revealed How She Earned a New Gaming Friend in Hollywood Megastar Vin Diesel

Published 08/08/2022, 10:10 AM EDT
Fighter Ronda Rousey attends the UFC On FOX: Live Heavyweight Championship held at the Honda Center on November 12, 2011 in Anaheim, California | Courtesy: Getty Images

Ronda Rousey, the former WWE Raw superstar, spent most of her days playing video games. She revealed this information on a popular TV show, as the host questioned her about her interests. Ronda attended the show to talk and promote her movie Fast and Furious 7, as she gave out interesting facts about the big release. However, out of all topics that the former UFC champ spoke about, fans had their eyes on the one related to gaming, as it featured a top celebrity in Hollywood. 

In conversation with the Conan show host, Ronda opened up by talking about Fast and Furious 7, as it was the biggest movie of the year. However, later during the show, she stressed her favorite video games and called out people who she played with. 


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Ronda Rousey reveals Fast and Furious stars who played video games with her

In 2016, a late-night TV program, The Conan Show, invited Ronda Rousey for a conversation. The producers had sent out the invitation for the UFC star to promote her movie Fast and Furious 7. It was one of the most interesting episodes of the entire series, as fans gained a lot of insight into their favorite star. 

Apart from talking about her movie, Conan Christopher O’Brien, the host, asked Ronda multiple questions about her personal life. Out of all, a few answers from Rousey intrigued fans, as they never expected them from her.

When Conan asked Ronda about her love of video games, she started by talking about Pokemon. “I was a socially awkward kid, so I’ve been playing Pokemon for 19 years,” said Ronda as she continued to mention other games. Interestingly, she revealed a massive secret from her time at the Fast and Furious set involving Vin Diesel, the series’ protagonist. 

Ronda confirmed that every night she and Vin would set up computers at his place to play World Of Warcraft. While Ronda settled on playing a Blood Elf Rogue, Vin finalized on Druid. Both stars continued to play the game every night after the shooting until the last day of production. 

The WWE superstar is a big ol’ video game fan!


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Apart from playing Pokemon and World Of Warcraft, Ronda also mentioned her time as a Pokemon moderator during her childhood.

LAS VEGAS, NV – JULY 05: Ronda Rousey speaks as she becomes the first female inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame at The Pearl concert theater at Palms Casino Resort on July 5, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

In fact, she also wrote for a Pokemon Forum and for websites about The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.


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Atharv Phadke

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Atharv is an eSports writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Journalism from Mumbai University, Atharv has a keen eye for writing engaging content. He enjoys all kinds of games but thoroughly follows FPS games such as Call of Duty, Apex Legends and Fortnite.

Edited By: Jito Tenson