Simply put, Ronda Rousey is hard as nails. From her background in Judo which she worked into a career as the most famous UFC star in the world and now a champion with WWE, it’s clear that she’s not someone to be messed with.
Although her tolerance for pain may actually go beyond what most fans thought imaginable. Speaking on Busted Open Radio in 2018, Mark Henry discussed undergoing to surgery to fix nagging knee and hip problems. The former World Champion said that when he awoke from the surgery, he was in a lot of pain. The most he had ever been in, for any of the numerous surgeries that he had undergone during his career.
Ronda Rousey “One Of The Toughest Humans Alive”
During the discussion, Henry revealed that Ronda Rousey had also undergone the procedure that left him “begging” for pain medication. Except she did it without an anaesthetic.
“Maybe it’s not for me to tell this story, but I’ll let the cat out the bag,” said Henry.
“I heard, because I was talking about having stem cells to help my knee and hip flexor. So, I had the surgery when I had my knee done, and they drill into your hip bones and they pull out the marrow. They spin it, create a serum and inject it into wherever you need it to help.
“I was put under to get that done. When I woke up, I was in as much pain as any surgery or injury I ever had because of the sensitive area of your hips. I heard that Ronda Rousey had the stem cells before and they didn’t use anaesthesia to put her under.”
“They drilled into her hips and extracted the stem cells while she was awake,” stated Henry. “It hurt her but she was able to do it.
“And I’m going to tell you guys right now. I could not have done that. I woke up in so much pain that I was begging for medicine to put me back asleep. I said, ‘give me medicine. I don’t want to feel this, it hurts.’
“And she did that awake? Golly that’s got to count for being one of the toughest humans alive ? not [just] in wrestling, period.”
H/t to Wrestling Inc