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Ronda Rousey leaves UFC belt at Flavio Canto’s judo school

4 Aug 2015 19:10

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The Instituto Reação of Flavio Canto will receive another big gift. The judo school and social project owned by Olympic bronze medalist Flavio Canto, was surprised with a $30,000 check from UFC star Ronda Rousey in March, will be the home for "Rowdy’s" belt.

Rousey, who promised to leave her championship belt in a special place in Brazil after beating Bethe Correia at UFC 190, will deliver the gift three days after stopping "Pitbull" in 34 seconds at the HSBC Arena, MMAFighting.com has learned.

Speaking with the media after UFC 190's open workouts, Rousey explained why she decided to leave her belt in Brazil.

"Bethe did have one thing right," Rousey said on Wednesday. "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."

The UFC star visited the judo school last September, and taught a judo class to the kids who train under the social project.

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