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Ronda Rousey and Travis Browne get engaged

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Ronda Rousey and UFC heavyweight Travis Browne are officially engaged.
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Ronda Rousey and Travis Browne are officially engaged.

The happy couple announced the news Thursday in an interview with TMZ.

“We’re getting married,” Rousey said.

The news comes just 18 months after Browne announced the pair’s relationship on an Oct. 2015 episode of The MMA Hour. Browne, 34, a longtime contender in the UFC heavyweight division, said on Thursday that he proposed to Rousey during a recent vacation the two took to New Zealand.

“We were out under a waterfall in New Zealand and it felt like the right place to do it,” Browne said.

At the time they first started dating, Rousey, 30, was the reigning UFC women’s bantamweight champion and one of the most popular figures in the history of mixed martial arts. She has since lost consecutive fights via knockouts at the hands of Holly Holm and Amanda Nunes, hastening her exit from the sport. Last week, UFC president Dana White admitted that he did not expect Rousey to ever compete in the UFC again.

As for the wedding plans, Rousey said that she and Browne did not have a date or location set at the moment.

“Soon, but I don’t know what goes into planning a wedding,” Rousey said. “It could be really easy. I don’t really want a lot. We don’t really need decorations or flowers, just somewhere to go and something to eat and some people around.”

A loser of five of his last seven fights, Browne meets Aleksei Oleinik on July 8 at UFC 213, so it’s safe to say a summer date is probably out of the question for the newly engaged couple.

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