After Crushing Loss, Ronda Rousey Suddenly Appears at Standing Rock to Protest Dakota Pipeline

After a crushing loss to Amanda Nunes at UFC 207, fighter Ronda Rousey disappeared from the public eye to lick her considerable wounds. Rousey, though, has finally emerged from isolation to join the protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota.

The twice-defeated Rousey turned up this week in an Instagram photo, standing next to a friend as they toured a camp of pipeline protesters at Standing Rock. The occasion marked the first time she has appeared in public since her 48-second loss to Nunes on December 31.

Dakota Access Pipeline

Dakota Access Pipeline

A photo posted by Pauline Macias (@paulinepitamacias) on Jan 24, 2017 at 10:16pm PST

But local Sioux officials have long since tired of the camps thrown up by white protesters, and have asked them to leave.

The former bantamweight champion posted anti-pipeline stories on her Facebook page in the past, according to Fox Sports.

But local Sioux officials have long since tired of the camps thrown up by white protesters, and have asked them to leave.

Recently, residents of the Cannon Ball district of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation successfully petitioned the tribal council to ask the protesters to shut down their camps and vacate the area.

In many ways, the constant protesting is now meaningless since President Trump signed an order approving the pipeline the protesters were trying to stop.

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