WRESTLING WITH DAN­GER

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - TV Guide - - News -

RONDA Rousey ob­vi­ously has a lot of time on her hands af­ter los­ing her UFC Ban­tamweight crown, but I’m not sure that I’d be pick­ing an uncaged dive with a mako shark to fill up the space. And yet that is what the 31-year-old is pre­par­ing to do at the Al­der­man Is­lands off the coast of New Zealand.

Adding to the jeop­ardy and ten­sion, for­mer Aus­tralian Navy diver turned ac­tor Paul de Gelder (pic­tured with Rousey), who lost part of an arm and a leg in a shark at­tack, is one of Rousey’s coaches.

Train­ing starts in a Los An­ge­les pool and quickly moves to be­ing dumped in wa­ters off Fiji in chain-mail to see if she can keep her com­po­sure. Her hus­band Travis Brown is on hand to of­fer sup­port. “You have to have fear to have courage”, Rousey says with typ­i­cal bravado.

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