Ronda Rousey stunned a lot of people while she was on Ellen DeGeneres’ show. The Former UFC Champ admitted that she thought of suicide following her loss to Holly Holm in November.
The tough beauty, whose father committed suicide when she was a child, thought her identity was shattered after losing her first fight. She feared she meant nothing since she lost.
“Honestly, my thought in the medical room, I was sitting in the corner and was like, ‘What am I anymore if I’m not this?'” Rousey said. “Literally sitting there thinking about killing myself. In that exact second, I’m like, ‘I’m nothing. What do I do anymore? No one gives a s— about me anymore without this.'”
Rousey is known for her grit, toughness and her beauty. It’s amazing to realize that even someone with seemingly so much can immediately be brought down to such a low and vulnerable spot so quickly.
She claims her relationship with UFC heavyweight Travis Browne helped her pull her away from those thoughts. But, after this experience, she is reevaluating what her role is.
“I felt like maybe my role is, everyone has their moment of picking themselves off the floor. I’ve gone through several of mine, but no one had ever seen me go through it,” Rousey said. “Maybe I just needed to be that example of picking myself off the floor for everyone. Maybe that’s what I’m meant for. I really do believe I’m still undefeated because being undefeated is a choice. Everybody has losses in their life, but I choose to always be undefeated.”
Ronda, who appears in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, is planning to fight Holly Holm again. Rousey wants the title back.
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