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Ronda Rousey issues statement on relationship with UFC heavyweight Travis Browne

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

The cat is officially out of the bag, though no one can say for sure if Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey was aware that her relationship with heavyweight contender Travis Browne was going to become a talking point for The MMA Hour.

It did, and you can read Browne's take on their romance here.

"I don't talk about my personal life much. That's why it's called 'personal life,'" Rousey told ESPN in a statement on Monday. "It's true that Travis and I are in a relationship. I've really enjoyed the time we have spent together and getting to know one another. And that's all I'm going to say about it."

I guess she won't be needing that Cubs ticket.

Browne found himself on the hot seat earlier this year after being slapped with allegations of domestic abuse; however, the 33-year-old slugger was cleared following an independent investigation and is expected to return to the Octagon later this month. "Hapa" hasn't competed since falling to Andrei Arlovski at UFC 187 back in May.

Rousey, meanwhile, fights Holly Holm at UFC 193 next month in Australia.

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