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UFC Champion Ronda Rousey Visits Judo School in Brazil — and Leaves ‘Little Gift’ Behind

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UFC champion Ronda Rousey is known for her moves in the ring, but it's her gesture out of the ring that's making headlines following her 34-second KO win over the weekend.

Rousey announced that she left her UFC championship belt at a judo school in Brazil so that it will inspire the children who frequent the gym.

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"Gifting the belt to @institutoreacao yesterday - these kids are so inspiring, the facility is amazing, couldn't think of a better place for it," she wrote on Instagram Wednesday.

Jéssica Henriques, who captured the moment on video, called it a "little gift" from the UFC champion.

According to Fox Sports, Rousey had agreed the belt should remain in Brazil — regardless of the outcome in the fight between her and Brazilian challenger Bethe Correia.

"Bethe did have one thing right," she reportedly said last week.

"She said that the Brazilian people deserve to have the belt left here. So I've decided that after I win it, I'm going to make sure that when I have the belt, I don't take it home with me. I'm going to give it and make sure that it stays someplace in Brazil as my gift," Rousey added, according to Fox Sports.

The school, Instiuto Recao, is owned by an Olympic judo medalist where Rousey previously donated $30,000.

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