She’s no longer the champ but there’s still no more recognizable UFC fighter. The loss to Holly Holm apparently didn’t dent the demand for Ronda Rousey autographs, either.
Fanatics Inc., announced Thursday it had reached an exclusive, multi-year memorabilia deal with the former Women’s Bantamweight champ. Fanatics Authentic, the company’s memorabilia division, will be the sole distributor of authentic Rousey signed memorabilia.
Rousey won an Olympic judo medal, then won her way to become the first female UFC fighter in November 2012. Fanatics says Rousey’s reluctance to sign autographs in the past has kept demand high. It’s also likely earned her a nice payday.
“We’re really excited to partner with Ronda and create a collection of unique UFC memorabilia that caters to her widespread fan base,” said Ross Tannenbaum, President of Fanatics Authentic. “As one of MMA’s most decorated stars, we couldn’t be more proud to add Ronda to our list of exclusive athletes.”
Outside of the cage, Rousey has been busy. She’s done some acting, with roles in Entourage, a movie based on the hit HBO television series. She will also be starring in the upcoming re-make of Roadhouse as well as a biopic based on her New York Times best-selling book My Fight/Your Fight.
Rousey joins Conor McGregor as the second UFC memorabilia Exclusive with Fanatics Authentic.
Rousey’s autographed memorabilia is available here.