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UFC rumors: Ronda Rousey no longer dating Brendan Schaub

According to a July 21 tweet from Bleacher Report journo Jeremy Botter, it was revealed in a New Yorker profile this week that UFC bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey was dating former UFC fighter Brendan Schaub at one point. It's unclear when exactly the 27-year-old Rousey started dating the 31-year-old Schaub, but the couple is apparently no longer together. It hasn't come out publicly what caused the breakup between the current and former UFC standouts.

UFC bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey is no longer dating Brendan Schaub
UFC bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey is no longer dating Brendan Schaub
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TerezOwens.com was the first to break the story about Rousey and Schaub splitting up. As the story would go, Rousey and Schaub were dating secretly for months, but they broke up when the star judoka went to film a movie in Bulgaria last year. Rousey hasn't commented publicly on what led to breakup, and neither has Schaub. No official word from the UFC either. In this case, all that can be determined is that sometimes distance doesn't make the heart grow fonder.

The breakup of Rousey and Schaub appears to be as secretive and private as their relationship was. Even when Rousey and Schaub were dating, they kept the relationship discreet and out of the public eye. Only a handful of photos emerged of the two former lovebirds together, and none of them contained any hints of romance.

Rousey and Schaub were spotted together in Costa Rica late last year, but not many photos came out of them together after that trip. Rousey filmed "The Expendables 3" in Bulgaria after the Costa Rica trip, and that is apparently when the breakup with Schaub occurred. That would explain why Schaub wasn't in attendance for Rousey's recent fight against Alexis Davis, where she won by knockout just 16 seconds into the first round.

After Rousey's win, she was seen inside the cage with her mother, sister and striking coach. Schaub was nowhere to be found, so it was clear they had broken up. Is Rousey single again, or has she found romance elsewhere? No one knows for sure except for Rousey and her closest friends. She keeps her love life out of the public eye, and that is smart on her part. Rousey tries hard to keep her private life separate from her professional endeavors.