Ronda Rousey Contemplated Suicide After Holly Holm Loss

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UFC fighter Ronda Rousey was on fire in her fighting career, but her last bout with Holly Holm almost put her life on a path to destruction. The usually confident Rousey tells Ellen that her loss was hard on her.”It’s always crazy going into every fight. Always so much chaos, and so many things going on. Things weren’t perfect. They never are. It was my third title fight in nine months and I don’t think anyone has even attempted that before.”

She added, “I got clipped in the first exchange, so I was knocked out on my feet like the first time I got hit. It’s hard to really know what’s going on. In that first hit I cut up my whole mouth and I knocked my teeth loose. Guys fight for five, five-minute rounds, they are teeing off each other’s faces the whole time and nothing like that happens. It’s just destiny, it had to go down that way.”

She continued, “Honestly … I was like, in the medical room and I was down in the corner. I was sitting in the corner like, ‘What am I anymore if I’m not this?’And I was literally sitting there and thinking about killing myself. In that exact second I’m like, ‘I’m nothing, what do I do anymore? And no one gives a s–t about me anymore without this.'”

Rousey says her boyfriend Travis Browne is what kept her from going into the darkness.”To be honest, I looked up and I saw my man — Travis was standing up there — and I looked up at him and I was like, ‘I need to have his babies. I need to stay alive.’ Really that was it. I haven’t told anybody that. I think I only told him that. But that was like what I was thinking. I was meant to have him when I was at my lowest. I don’t know if I would have made it without him.”

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