The following is a press release from ESPN regarding Ronda Rousey’s new ESPN+ series, Rowdy’s Places:
Former combat champion Ronda Rousey hosts Rowdy’s Places, a combat sports centric expansion of the Peyton’s Places franchise, on ESPN+. Join Rousey on a journey to explore one of civilization’s oldest sports, competitive fighting. In her travels, Rousey will speak with experts within the worlds of MMA, wrestling, boxing and so much more to uncover why combat sports have been a global sensation for a millennium. Episodes 1-6 of the show are available now on ESPN+. Trailer: https://youtu.be/wnRKziObous
“Combat sports athletes and fans are some of the most passionate in the world, and competitive fighting has a rich history,” said Rousey. “I’m eager to take the reins from Peyton and use the Places playbook to bring some incredible stories about the sports I love to audiences.”
In the latest episode, Ronda goes to Las Vegas to meet up with her former boss and UFC visionary, Dana White, to explore the rise of the biggest fight promotion in the world. Rowdy’s Places is produced by NFL Films in collaboration with ESPN+. The series is executive produced by Omaha Productions.
“The Places franchise has already tackled professional football, college football, and soccer – it’s about time we take on competitive fighting, one of the oldest sports. I can’t think of anyone better than Ronda, whose passion and dedication to the sport are unmatched, to host the show and give fans a look at the history of the phenomenon that is combat sports.”
Rousey has not wrestled since performing at WrestleMania 35, but she’s rumored to be in talks with WWE about a potential return in the near future. According to reports, it’s a matter of when and not if Rousey returns, and it could happen as soon as Saturday’s Royal Rumble in St. Louis.
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