Ronda Rousey Accepts Invite To Marine Corps Ball After Viral Video
UFC Champion Ronda Rousey just added the Marine Corps Ball to her already jam-packed scheduled.
Marine Jarrod Haschert, stationed in Camp Lejeune, N.C., asked Rousey in a video if she would escort him to the annual Marine Corps Ball. The video was posted on Facebook and instantly went viral with more than 4.8 million viewers.
"You are my celebrity crush, like, I love everything you do and I think that you are a phenomenal person," Haschert gushes in his video. "Which is why it would be my honor to take you to the Marine Corps Ball on December 11th."
He continued with, "I really hope this doesn't get in the way of your training ... but I hope you take this in consideration, because if you do, you will truly be making my dream come true."
Haschert's timely request comes on just the heels of the latest announcement of Ronda's rescheduled match against Holly Holm, according to ESPN.
After seeing the video, Rousey told TMZ that she would gladly accept the invite, but did not have a direct way of getting in contact with the Marine.
"Do I call him, do I set up a time and place like 'Never Been Kissed' and just show up and have him waiting there?" Rousey teased.
Though Rousey agreed, there's a catch.
"He's gotta be a gentleman," she said. "I'm not a first-date kind of girl, but we'll see when I meet him."
Check out the Marine's video below.
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