The Truth About Ronda Rousey's Sustainable Ranch

When one thinks of women who kick butt, former professional fighter Ronda Rousey is usually at the top of the list. The superstar athlete has an impressive list of accolades under her belt, including a bronze Olympic medal in judo in 2008. In addition to that little award, Rousey has been a prominent figure in the WWE and UFC for more than a decade, becoming the first female inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame. Let's just say you probably wouldn't want to rumble with her.

Rousey isn't all fight all the time, though. She has also tapped into the acting industry, starring in The Expendables 3 and making a cameo in Mark Wahlberg's 2015 hit Entourage.

Since then, however, it appears she has pursued a more peaceful lifestyle with her husband, mixed martial artist Travis Browne. The duo have made a cozy life for themselves on their property — named Browsey Acres – in Riverside, California, where Rousey was born.

Rousey joked in a Hot Ones episode that she originally bought the isolated piece of land to prepare for a zombie apocalypse but stated that it "morphed into just kind of like our contribution to society" by trying to be "self-sustaining." Let's take a closer look at her ranch.

A typical day on Ronda Rousey's ranch

In a 2019 video posted on her YouTube channel, Ronda Rousey offered her millions of fans a glimpse into her daily life on Browsey Acres, which she described on her website as a "sustainable ranch home that radiates love."

The footage shows Rousey's husband, MMA fighter Travis Browne, waking up at the crack of dawn to exercise. He and Rousey soon drive the kids to school and kiss them goodbye for the day. The doting parents then introduce the audience to their property, taking us around the ranch as they heartwarmingly exclaim how much they "love and respect" their animals, which include chickens, goats, a bull, and more. In another scene, Rousey cooks eggs (Stars, they're just like us!)

Perhaps most importantly, the intimate reel highlights the couple's efforts to lower its ecological footprint. One of the ways Rousey and Browne have attempted to achieve this is by growing and sourcing their own food. The pair even harvested its own turkey for Thanksgiving dinner.

Living ethically on a ranch has its challenges

While living on a 2.5 acre sustainable ranch has offered Ronda Rousey and Travis Browne both fulfillment and solitude, it has not come without its challenges for this famous pair of fighters.

One of the dilemmas the couple faces is killing the animals they've grown to adore. In one emotional scene from their day-in-the-life-of YouTube video, Rousey is seen tearing up next to her husband at the thought of harvesting Kobe, their Japanese wagyu steer. "He's literally dying to feed our kids. How can we not love this guy?" Rousey says. "That's why I'd rather cry and feel bad instead of turning a blind eye and letting him suffer somewhere in some factory farm."

"We have made the conscious decision to eat meat, and we have now made the conscious decision to take responsibility for our meat," says Browne. "He's going to be living this great life until the last moment."

When she's not working on their Browsey Acres ranch, Rousey has kept busy promoting her Mizuno activewear line, playing her saxophone, and combatting incessant calls for her to return to the ring.