After Ronda Rousey’s loss to Holly Holm at UFC 193, there was quite a bit of “will she or won’t she” rumors in regards to a commitment she made prior to the fight to attend the Marine Corps Ball. To Rousey’s credit, she ultimately went to the ball with the Marine, who courted her with a Facebook video, despite the devastating KO she suffered at the hands of Holm just a few weeks prior.
Rousey talked about the experience on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday, telling Fallon that it was the first time she smiled since the infamous fight. She also revealed that the ball’s afterparty was held at Hooters, where Rousey got into an argument with a waitress about … herself.
Not realizing that Rousey was sitting right in front of her, the waitress argued with Rousey about the awesomeness of the fighter. Rousey tried to talk herself down, but the waitress was having none of it, citing all the tips she makes on nights when Rousey steps into the Octagon. If that’s the primary reason why the waitress is a Rousey fan, it helps explain why she didn’t realize the woman she was arguing with was Rousey herself.
Eventually, Rousey revealed her true identity, which proved to be a very good call because it led to free wings. Free wings are awesome.