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UFC Champion Ronda Rousey Makes 2016 Presidential Endorsement: ‘I’m Really Pulling for…’

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It's not Hillary.

Ronda Rousey outside the ring. (Image source: Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images)

UFC champion Ronda Rousey has made an endorsement in the 2016 presidential race: Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.

In an interview with Maxim, Rousey said she admired the Democratic socialist's approach to fundraising.

"I’m voting for Bernie Sanders, because he doesn’t take any corporate money," she said. "I don’t think politicians should be allowed to take money for their campaigns from outside interests."

Ronda Rousey outside the ring. (Image source: Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images) Ronda Rousey outside the ring. (Image source: Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images)

The martial arts star suggested she would not vote for Hillary Clinton if Sanders doesn't win the Democratic nomination.

"If he doesn’t win against Hillary, then I’ll probably vote for a third party again," she told Maxim. "To be honest, in 2012 I was against both candidates and so I just picked any third party because I thought if more people voted for third parties then they’d have to take third parties seriously."

[sharequote align="center"]"If he doesn’t win against Hillary, then I’ll probably vote for a third party again."[/sharequote]

Rousey said voting third party is nothing new for her.

"I voted for Roseanne [Barr] last time," she said. "Mostly I went in to vote for all the state and local things. I was so unimpressed with the whole presidential campaign that I picked whatever third party I saw, and I saw Roseanne and thought, 'That’s awesome.' But I’m really pulling for Sanders this time. I hope it works out."

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