Ronda Rousey Breaks Down As She Recalls Her Suicidal Thoughts Post UFC Loss
Ronda Rousey might just be the most polarising professional athlete competing today. Her brazen self-confidence often mistaken as a negative trait can at the same time be the very thing that has garnered her so many fans. Today, however, we see a very real, human and vulnerable side to the UFC champ.
Going on The Ellen DeGeneres Show the 29-year-old opened up about her the incredibly low points in her life that followed after her defeat to Holly Holm in November of last year. At one point during the interview Rousey broke down as she reccounted her suicidal thoughts.
At that exact second I’m like, I’m nothing,” she said. “Like what do I do anymore. And no one gives a shit about me anymore.”
Despite our hearts breaking for this fearless, strong woman, she admits that her light at the end of the tunnel was seeing her boyfriend, UFC fighter Travis Browne, and wanting to continue living for him.
Another huge admission from Ronda came when she admited that perhaps winning isn't her sole purpose and that hopefully her loss, and ultimate survival can be a positive story to the many who look up to her.
One thing that became abundantly clear from this sit down was the overwhelming sense that if holding world champ titles was important to her before they pale in comparission to the good her tale of rising from the rubble will do to those around her.
Ronda, you're a champ forever in our eyes.
There is always support and advice available for those who may need it - For crisis or suicide prevention support contact Lifeline or Kids Help Line.
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