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MMA Fighter Ronda Rousey Endorses Bernie Sanders For President

UFC champion tells Maxim: "If he doesn’t win against Hillary, then I’ll probably vote for a third party again."

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Mixed Martial Arts champion Ronda Rousey is voting for Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders for president, she told Maxim Tuesday.


The undefeated UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion said in an interview with Maxim that she is voting for Sanders "because he doesn’t take any corporate money."

"I don’t think politicians should be allowed to take money for their campaigns from outside interests,” Rousey said.

Sanders, an independent senator from Vermont, is running against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination.

"If he doesn’t win against Hillary, then I’ll probably vote for a third party again,” Rousey said. "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.”

CJ Ciaramella is a Washington editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Washington, D.C.

Contact CJ Ciaramella at cj.ciaramella@buzzfeed.com.

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