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Ronda Rousey Reveals She Thought About Suicide Following UFC Loss to Holm

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Ronda Rousey of the United States (R) and Holly Holm of the United States compete in their UFC women's bantamweight championship bout during the UFC 193 event at Etihad Stadium on November 15, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. (Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 17 Feb 2016 09:27 AM

Ronda Rousey revealed this week to talk show host Ellen DeGeneres that she contemplated suicide after her upset loss to Holly Holm in Australia last year.

In her first sit-down interview since the fight, an emotional Rousey said the crushing loss not only left her dazed, but doubting her self-worth.

"Honestly, my thought I was like, in the medical room and I was down in the corner. I was sitting in the corner like, 'What am I anymore if I’m not this?'" Rousey told DeGeneres in the interview, which aired 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 anymore and no one gives a sh** about me anymore without this."

Rousey said it was her boyfriend, UFC fighter Travis Browne, that snapped her back to reality, according to TMZ.

"To be honest I looked up and I saw my man 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. Really that was it," she said.

Holm knocked Rousey out in the second round of the UFC women's bantamweight championship fight during UFC 193 at Ethihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia, last November.

Holm, who was participating in a news conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico, when the news broke about the new Rousey interview, admitted she did not how to respond to it, according the mixed martial arts website Sherdog.com.

"When I heard that she said that, for me it's one of those things it's like, 'How do I respond to that?'" Holm told Sherdog.com. "I don't want to say I'm sorry because I think on a competitive level for me, if somebody was to say they're sorry after [beating me], it's like, 'No, I'm a competitor.' I'm not a charity case."

"I feel like that's something the best thing is for me not to say anything at all. I don't want to say that I'm glad that she felt that way and I don't want to say, 'Oh I'm so sorry.' It's something I think that you have to dig through on your own. In the long run, she'll be stronger mentally from it."

Holm will defend the title she took away from Rousey March 5 in a bout against Miesha Tate in Las Vegas during UFC 196.

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