Some welcomed the news.
Not only is Ronda Rousey part Black, but she's a Trini? https://t.co/EOZcO1vzGk— Yo Gaudi (@DearLeader10) March 24, 2016
This year we lost Ben Carson as a Black history month figure, but we have now gained Ronda Rousey. I'll take it. https://t.co/lg4gnK6MUs — Mr. Bennett (@JB45mill) March 24, 2016
Cedric the Entertainer -- Proud Of Ronda Rousey's Blackness ... Put Her On Love & Hip Hop! https://t.co/Q9kkvHOXeb— TMZ (@TMZ) March 24, 2016
Others examined the physical representations of the family line.
Yeah...Rousey had both Black and Hispanic roots. HOWEVER..she still presents herself as "blonde white woman". https://t.co/X3iddFRsZ8 — Ah-MAH-dēs (@Amaris_Acosta) March 24, 2016
Ronda Rousey has a Black great grandfather and no one would've known because clearly he passed for White lmfao— child of Oshun (@NeezLouize) March 24, 2016
And some prophesied what this means for the UFC fighter.
Ronda Rousey gotta come to the ring with Future at her next fight to solidify her blackness — Uncle Leo (@Notufatjesus_) March 24, 2016
@RondaRousey So enlight of finding out about your grandfather, can I get your number? — Christoper Gamble (@peddie09) March 24, 2016Rousey has not commented on the recent revelation any further, but we definitely know her mom is proud to be the granddaughter of such a phenomenal man! Check out this video to learn more about Dr. Waddel.