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Ronda Rousey Considered Suicide After Holly Holm UFC Loss (Video)

Ronda Rousey Considered Suicide After Holly Holm UFC Loss (Video)

Ronda Rousey sits down for an interview with Ellen DeGeneres on the Ellen Show, airing today (February 16).

The 29-year-old UFC fighter told Ellen that she considered killing herself after being knocked out by Holly Holm last year.

“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 s–t about me anymore without this,’” Ronda said. “To be honest I looked up and I saw my man Travis was standing up there and I looked up at him and I was like, I need to have his babies. I need to stay alive.”

“I was like why did this happen? I do believe all the best things come from the worst things,” Ronda continued. “Every worst thing that happened in my life resulted in the absolute best things and I tried to think what is the reason of all this and I’m thinking like what my actual purpose is and maybe just winning all the time isn’t what’s best for everybody.”

Also pictured: Ronda out with her boyfriend Travis Browne in Los Angeles on Monday (February 15).


Ronda Rousey Considered Suicide After Holly Holm UFC Loss

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  • VanityInsecurity

    Is she serious? suicide over 1 loss? wow

  • kellyf

    Agreed! That’s a pretty extreme reaction to losing one sports match. She might need a mental health professional if she was seriously considering that.

  • kellyf

    Agreed! That’s a pretty extreme reaction to losing one sports match. She might need a mental health professional if she was seriously considering that.

  • Casey C

    it’s not that surprising. her entire world was built around being the best, being unbeaten, being supreme and in an instant it was all gone. besides the thought seems like it was pretty fleeting and there a few who haven’t thought, for even a heartbeat, after a massive loss -be it job or lover or whatever – (and her loss was massive. in one second she was no longer a champion and the entire brand she’d built in hollywood over being undefeated was gone) it’d be better if I wasn’t here. I’d rather be dead. or I don’t know what to do, how do I fix this, I can’t fix this, i wish i was dead’. very few can say, hand on heart and completly honestly that they’ve never thought that a dark time would simply never end.
    it seems like she’s not saying she was suicidal, as in thinking about it for a long time, per se, she’s not saying she would have tried or did try, she said that for that moment after she lost she was completely adrift and had no idea what to do and had a dark thought. and that was totally understandable

  • VanityInsecurity

    you’re trying to rationalize irrational behavior.. No one in the right frame of mind says I want to die cause no one care about me anymore cause of 1 loss.. and all athletes have to have humility knowing every time they compete they can loose. She clearly needs a sports psychologist.

  • Casey C

    Its not a behaviour, it’s a thought pattern. very different things. and yes, people do. I may not be a sports psychologist but I am a psychologist, specialising in CBT. I’m not denying its an irrational thought, but guess what? thoughts can be irrational. that ’1 loss’ wasn’t the only thing though, it was everything the loss represented, everything she’d built. she clearly puts a lot of her self-worth and worth to others in being a champion. her mother likely has a lot to do with that, being a world champion at judo while Ronda wasn’t, she’s been trying to live up to that her whole life. I agree, that’s something she probably needs to work through, but you’re so stuck on seeing it as ’1 loss’. it’s not just ’1 loss’; it’s everything that loss represented, everything she’d built, all the movie deals that might disappear now she wasn’t marketable as ‘undefeated’ (not that that has stopped Carano but then she was more liked and lost to a cheat), all the ego and over-confidence and branding herself as this unstoppable unbeatable being, and in one moment she felt that was all ripped away. she was made human in that moment and she had no idea how to deal with that. that’s what happens to people. maybe you haven’t experienced it, but trust me, a lot have and you don’t get to dismiss their thoughts and feelings as ‘one loss’. she, and anyone else, is allowed to have a moment of sheer panic and loss. someone thinking about killing themselves because their husband was just killed, are you going to say ‘oh its 1 loss, get over it?’ If you do, Ronda isn’t the only one with issues

  • devvv

    Quite ironic that she went on feminist rants about her body being for more than sex but having children with her abusive boyfriend is what pulled her out of her suicidal depression. Maybe she should take some time to work on herself instead of her fighting because it sounds like she has some problems she should work out…

  • Gina

    I dunno, I think you can be a feminist and still be girly and maternal. But you’re right about the abusive boyfriend part.

  • devvv

    You can definitely be a feminist and still be girly/maternal. However, you can’t call out women who choose to use their bodies to express their sexuality and then equate your entire reason for living to carrying a specific man’s children. That’s hypocritical and what’s going to happen if they break up? Is she going to become suicidal again because her reason for living was giving birth to his babies and now they’re no longer together? Putting your self worth into a man (or any other person, for that matter) isn’t healthy.

  • Gina

    I don’t argue that, but most suicidal people are told to grasp onto something ANYTHING to get them through that moment. I’m sure she has other things to live for, but he was literally the first person she saw when she lay defeated in the ring. I took her comment of wanting to have his babies as a simplified way of her saying she wanted a life and a family, she wanted a future. Her being suicidal because she lost a match is a little dramatic, though. This woman lacks humility and the fact that she refused to shake Holly’s hand before the match is proof of that. Her losing was karma as far as I’m concerned. I wish Ellen would’ve asked her about that.

  • j b

    Doesn’t surprise me as her dad was sick in the head and committed suicide. He passed on his weak will to live life onto his daughter. She likely will commit suicide one day due to genetics and the survival of the fittest rule of the world.

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  • Dorothy Pilos

    This is what I thought about it as well. To say you were thinking of ending your life because someone kicked your ass! She must not really know anything about deep depression and how it drives people to think about suicide. It is beyond me that this is what she thought after one time of losing a fight on TV.

  • Shadow

    dude you could have just say what you said, with that humility bullsh!t. these are fighters they don’t have to shake hands if they dont want to, it happens sometimes, that doiesn’t mean something abd should happen to someone for not shaking hands,she was upset from the weigh-ins.it’s understandable.

  • Gina

    Nah, she needs some humility. Her losing was karma.

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