Ronda Rousey Admits to Considering Suicide After Being Knocked Out Last Fall
Last fall, MMA fighter Ronda Rousey was practically mythical for the amount of wins she had. At times, it seemed that she would never be knocked out. Then, in November, Holly Holm did it. She knocked Rousey out in a title fight.
Everyone took notice, even presidential candidate Donald Trump, who was none too thrilled that Rousey had chosen to support Bernie Sanders after Trump had bragged about how certain he was Rousey would vote for him.
Glad to see that @RondaRousey lost her championship fight last night. Was soundly beaten – not a nice person!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 16, 2015
Memes about Rousey’s defeat were plentiful and the conversation surrounding her fall from grace lasted for weeks. Maybe because she makes her living being tough as nails, the people making jokes didn’t think it would hurt her. Maybe they didn’t care. No one can say for certain, but Rousey definitely noticed how quickly she went from being a star to being a punchline.
On Ellen, she broke down while explaining her feelings after the defeat.
She made no excuses for why she was unable to win the match and seemed somber and matter-of-fact throughout her retelling, giving her perspective on the K.O. heard ’round the world.
“I was like, what am I anymore if I’m not this?” she tearfully recalled thinking. “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 a shit about me anymore without this.”
She then revealed that after looking up from her hospital bed and seeing her boyfriend, Travis Browne, she resolved to stay alive and keep fighting.
“I was like, I need to have his babies. I need to stay alive.”
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