Ronda Rousey Will Host SNL Later This Month

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By Fightland Staff

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NBC’s Saturday Night Live—a comedic institution and a rite of passage for celebrities—announced today that the second guest of the New Year will be none other than former bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey.

Since her shocking and upsetting loss to Holly Holm at UFC 193 Ronda has mostly kept to herself, only posting a couple of things on her social media accounts, including the article her little sister Maria wrote for us recently.

If she continues to mourn her loss away from the public, the first time most people will see her again will be on January 23rd, when she makes her SNL-host debut. 


Will she make fun of herself? Will the show open with some sort of self-deprecating joke about her MMA mortality? 

The answer is most likely—if you think about it, it will be a great move on Ronda’s part. Laughter is the best medicine, as they say. Besides, is there a better way to get everyone back on her side? 


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