Ronda Rousey may have a budding film career in addition to landing a Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue cover, but, in the first moments after her upset loss to Holly Holm, she admits she was so devastated that she considered suicide.
“Honestly, my thought I was like, in the medical room and I was like down in the corner and I was sitting in the corner like, ‘What am I any more if I’m not this?’ ” the former UFC bantamweight champion tearfully says in an interview with Ellen DeGeneres on “Ellen” on Tuesday. “And I was literally sitting there and thinking about killing myself and that exact second I’m like, ‘I’m nothing, what do I do any more and no one gives a [expletive] about me any more without this.'”
Rousey admitted that she was stunned and, luckily, had strong support in what she calls her lowest moment.
“I looked up and I saw my man Travis [Browne] was standing up there,” she said of the MMA fighter, “and I looked up at him and I was like, ‘I need to have his babies. I need to stay alive.’ I was like — really, that was it.”
Rousey is expected to face Holm in a rematch sometime this year, but no date has been set yet.
“Of course I want to fight Holly,” Rousey said. “I’m going to beat her and make everything right again.”