We don’t have to tell you that Ronda Rousey is one of the toughest people out there, you already know that—so instead, we’ll show you. 

The former MMA and WWE champion nearly lost her finger while filming a scene for 9-1-1, a Fox TV show that follows the lives of Los Angeles first responders. In an Instagram post showing the horrific injury, Rousey, set to star as a firefighter in the show’s third season, said a boat door fell on her hand. Rousey didn’t say how that happened, but she’s promised to update her fans on her website in the near future. 

At first, Rousey thought she had just jammed her fingers, but it turned out to be much worse—in fact, one of them nearly came off. 

If you want to see what the finger looked like after, be our guest—but it’s pretty gross. 


We’ll give you a moment to stop gagging.

Despite the incident, Rousey didn’t break character and just continued shooting the freaking scene. Then again, that’s not too surprising considering she made a name for herself taking jabs to the head for a living. Or, as she put it in her Instagram post, she’s “used to live audiences and never showing pain unless I’m supposed to.”

After the director called cut on the scene, Rousey told the crew what had happened and was rushed in an ambulance so the bone and tendon could be reattached with a plate and screws. The average person would probably be on bedrest for a few days after this, but not Rousey. She returned to work the very next day.

“Modern medicine amazes me, I already had 50% range of motion back in 3 days,” Rousey wrote. 

It’s good to see that Hollywood hasn’t softened up one of our favorite badasses, and we look forward to her in action when 9-1-1 returns in January.