Vin Diesel recently revealed he’s been preparing his daughters for anything the world throws at them, from handsy boys to a Mad Max apocalypse. Part of that involves enrolling his seven year old daughter in jiu jitsu and judo, and he credits Ronda Rousey with inspiring her to excel. “Because of her ‘auntie’ Ronda Rousey she is now an orange belt with stripes in Judo.” he said. “I’m creating a beast and I want her to be able to say no means no.”
TMZ Sports caught up with Ronda and asked her whether she thought Vin’s daughter had what it takes to become a force in martial arts.
“I think she definitely has the attitude for it, for sure. And you really look for at a young age, not exactly the skills they have but the attidue they have. And she’s definitely got the attitude of a fighter. I wouldn’t be surprised.”
“I think if that was the path that she decided to go down I’m sure I don’t know who else Vin would trust her with than me. I’d make sure she was alright if she chose to do that. I’ve been promising them for a while now that I’d give them some lessons in person.”
She also clarified the level of help she’s been providing, and thus far it’s mostly been encouragement:
“I don’t really have her on a training regime. I do owe her some lessons. I’ve been busy, well, we’ve both been busy. Life is crazy! But his little girl is in judo and I’m really into it and looking forward to giving her tips. I’ve only really seen her beating up on her dad. I’ve learned more from her than she’s learned from me at this point.”
If little Hania Riley is already besting her dad and impressing her ‘auntie’, that’s a sign she must be doing something right.