Former UFC champion Ronda Rousey made a shocking revelation this week, telling talk show host Ellen DeGeneres that she contemplated suicide after losing her title to fellow fighter Holly Holm.
“I was sitting in the corner and was like, 'What am I anymore if I'm not this?” Rousey said."I was literally sitting there thinking about killing myself."
Rousey was undefeated at 12-0 before being knocked out by Holm on November 14, 2015.
“In that exact second, I'm like, 'I'm nothing. What do I do anymore?" she said. "No one gives a s**t about me anymore without this.”
Her suicidal thoughts made all the more disturbing by the fact that her own father committed suicide when she was just eight years old.
But it was her boyfriend, Travis Browne, also a UFC fighter, who ultimately made her reconsider.
"I looked up at him and I was just like, 'I need to have his babies. I need to stay alive.'"
The appearance on Ellen is just the latest in a string of public appearances after going into virtual hiding for two months after the defeat.She has hosted Saturday Night Live, showing off her comic side, starred in a Super Bowl ad for Budweiser along with comedienne Amy Shumer and funnyman Seth Rogan and appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated dressed in only body paint.
Her next big project: she’s starring in a remake of the 1989 movie Roadhouse that starred Patrick Swayze.
As for a rematch with Holly Holm?That will most likely happen in the fall of this year at the earliest.
Until then, check out Holly’s interview with Larry King where she says Ronda Rousey was NOT her toughest opponent!
The views and opinions expressed herein are those of the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ora Media, LLC, its affiliates, or its employees.