Ronda Rousey backs Bernie Sanders for president

Justin Carissimo
New York
Tuesday 10 November 2015 23:33
Ronda Rousey attends the premiere for ' 'The Expendables 3' in Los Angeles.
Ronda Rousey attends the premiere for ' 'The Expendables 3' in Los Angeles.

The women’s bantamweight champion of the Ultimate Fighting Championship is "feeling the Bern."

Ronda Rousey, one of the most dominant athletes in sports, announced her support for Democratic socialist Bernie Sanders during an interview with Maxim.

“I’m voting for Bernie Sanders, because he doesn’t take any corporate money,” she said. “I don’t think politicians should be allowed to take money for their campaigns from outside interests.”

During the summer, Donald Trump suggested the Rousey was a supporter, which she quickly shot down, CNN reports. Now she's saying that it's Bernie or bust, and she'd gladly support a third-party candidate if he doesn't win the Democratic primary.

“If he doesn’t win against Hillary, then I’ll probably vote for a third party again. To be honest, in 2012, I was against both candidates and so I just picked any third party because I thought if more people voted for third parties then they’d have to take third parties seriously.”

Rousey says that in 2012 she was forced to vote for comedian Roseanne Barr.

“I voted for Roseanne last time. Mostly I went in to vote for all the state and local things,’ she said. “I was so unimpressed with the whole presidential campaign that I picked whatever third party I saw, and I saw Roseanne and thought, ‘That’s awesome.’ But I’m really pulling for Sanders this time. I hope it works out.”

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