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Ronda Rousey’s Warrior Code: ‘I try not to call myself famous’

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Don't be fooled by the rocks that she got. She’s still, she’s still Ronda from the block.

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will make her return to the Octagon at the upcoming UFC 207 pay-per-view (PPV) event on Dec. 30, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Sure, she’s been featured in Hollywood blockbusters, mainstream television shows, and best-selling books, but that doesn’t mean she’s “famous” because ... well, that sort of admission would be dangerous to her mental health.

“I try not to call myself famous or think about it too much, because I’m scared of it,” Rousey said. “I’m really scared to lose my reference on reality. If you are socially unhealthy then you’ll be mentally unhealthy, so I’m trying to remain socially healthy so I don’t lose my reference on what’s real.”

Rousey fights Amanda Nunes in the UFC 207 main event (details).

“Rowdy” has been out of action for over a year, taking time to recover — both mentally and physically — from her lopsided beatdown at the hands of Holly Holm at UFC 193 in November 2015.

For much more on her UFC comeback click here.