It’s been a year since Ronda Rousey lost to Holly Holm by knockout, the first in her MMA career, after winning twelve consecutive fights. Since then she’s been called out countless times by challengers, new champions, and a favorite subject of MMA rumors.
She’s fallen from the top of the UFC down to entertainment gossips, and when she finally showed up as a guest on the Ellen DeGeneres show she talked about how she thought of ending her own life, and how things have changed since her embarrassing loss.
“Honestly, my thought, I was in the medical room and I was down in the corner, and I was like, ‘What am I anymore if I’m not this?’” Ronda Rousey said in a report by MyMMA News. “I was literally sitting there and thinking about killing myself, and that exact second I’m like, ‘I’m nothing. What do I do anymore?’ and ‘No one gives an (expletive) about me anymore without this.’”
A Ronda Rousey return is now confirmed to be against Amanda Nunes in UFC 207 on Dec. 30th. In line with her most anticipated comeback fights, Ronda Rousey will also be a guest once again on the Ellen DeGeneres Show on Nov.1st.
Is Ronda Rousey mentally, emotionally and physically ready for Amanda Nunes?
Regardless of her efforts to revive her career some people aren’t too happy still about MMA news of a Ronda Rousey return. Perhaps some are convinced she ought to stay retired. Cris Cyborg thinks she’s a coward, while UFC’s Matt Brown insists she’s a quitter in spite of her return.
“She’s done some great things for women’s MMA and I respect that and she got it in the UFC and I respect that. But her attitude, I just don’t respect. She’s probably not going to change that.” Matt Brown said in a report by Fox Sports.
“When you look at someone like her (Ronda Rousey) that one loss destroys you like that? We went over this whole thing about talking about suicide. My kids watch that (expletive), I don’t want to hear her talking about that crap when my kids are watching that show…”
“I said that right after she lost to Holly (Holm), we did a podcast and I said now we’re going to find out who Ronda really is. We found out. It’s been almost a year. We found out who she is. She’s a quitter. That’s not the type of person I respect. That’s not the type of person I want my kids to be looking up to.”
On a Ronda Rousey return, many experts still give her an edge against Amanda Nunes, although there are some doubts regarding her mental preparedness, and that’s why her guesting on Ellen DeGeneres is important.
It will show us a glimpse of the new Ronda Rousey, on how she’s coping and dealing with this new challenge.
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