Ronda Rousey recently took to social media to show off the finger she almost lost while filming “9-1-1,” a television show on FOX. According to the former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women’s Bantamweight champion, a boat door fell on her hand in a “freak accident,” nearly chopping her finger clean off.
From her Instagram:
“So the word is out I nearly lost my finger shooting @911onfox. Freak accident, first take of the day a boat door fell on my hand, I thought I just jammed my fingers so I finished the take before looking (I know sounds crazy, but I’m used to live audiences and never showing pain unless I’m supposed to) after a break in the action I told our director the situation and was rushed via ambulance to the hospital where they promptly reattached my bone and tendon with a plate and screws,” she said.
Eventually, Ronda returned to set the following day to finish her duties after having the plate inserted into her finger.
“I returned to filming the next day and finished my scenes before returning home to recover. Modern medicine amazes me, I already had 50% range of motion back in 3 days,” she added.
“There’s so much more than I can write here, stayed tuned via @rondarouseydotcom for the full story. And of course tune in to see how well I can act like my finger didn’t just fall off in this upcoming season of @911onfox.”
And now we wait patiently for the rest of the story.
Ronda hasn’t competed inside the UFC Octagon since suffering her second straight knockout loss, with her most recent one happening at UFC 207 against Amanda Nunes back in 2016.
“Rowdy” then took her talents over to the WWE arena where she became the women’s champion rather quickly, and went on to become the first female to headline a WrestleMania event. After a successful — and somewhat short — career in pro wrestling, Rousey left WWE to focus on starting a family with her husband, former UFC Heavyweight, Travis Browne.
Not one to sit idle, though, Ronda is still going strong in her acting career, which apparently is just as — if not more — dangerous as fighting.