In an exclusive and her first ever interview with ESPN The Magazine after her loss to Holly Holm, Ronda Rousey said that she will “be done with everything” if she loses an anticipated but yet to be scheduled rematch with Holly Holm.
“I guess it’s all going to be determined by what happens in the rematch,” the 2008 Olympic judo bronze medallist Rousey said, according to the report.
“Everything is going to be determined by that. Either I’ll win and keep going or I won’t and I’ll be done with everything.”
In a shocking upset, the crowd favourite Rousey, 28, suffered her first mixed martial arts defeat in the UFC 193 bout with Holly Holm in Melbourne. A powerful head kick from Holm sent Rousey spiraling down the canvas, dethroning her in what is seen as one of the shocking defeats in UFC history.
Rousey switched to MMA from Judo in 2010 after the Beijing 20018 Olympics and since then she has never looked back with her successive wins until her career’s first loss to Holm.
When asked about her MMA fights, Rousey said: “I always think I can lose all of them”, according to the report. “I’m the only one that’s scared when I walk in there. I’m always [expletive] scared.”
“I kind of just slept a lot and ate fast food,” Rousey said, according to the report. “First I was so sick I couldn’t eat anything. Then I just slept and pooped in the woods. I used a whole roll of toilet paper in one day.”
“Physically, my body was refusing its own failures. It was, like, sick of itself. Expelling itself. Like all the skin came off my face. My whole body flushed it out.”
It has indeed been a hard month for Rousey. After her loss to Holm, she had to undergo plastic surgery to sew her lip because of the punches she took from Holm. In the same interview with ESPN The Magazine she also said that it might take about three to six months before she can even eat an apple.