Ronda Rousey was at a low point immediately following her shocking knockout loss to Holly Holm at UFC 193 in November — so low, she said on “The Ellen DeGeneres” show that she actually had suicidal thoughts while sitting in the medical room that night.
“I was sitting in the corner and I was like what am I anymore if I’m not this? I was literally sitting there and like thinking about killing myself in that exact second,” Rousey revealed. “I’m like ‘I’m nothing,’ I’m like what do I do anymore? And no one gives a s–t about me anymore without this.”
It was a very painful moment for Rousey but she says it passed moments later when she spotted her boyfriend, fellow UFC fighter Travis Browne, who was there at the fight to support her.
Rousey admits spotting him standing there next to her was exactly what she needed to snap out of the momentary depression from the loss and realize that she still had plenty to live for even if she was no longer undefeated nor UFC champion.
“To be honest, I looked up and I saw my man Travis (Browne) was standing 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,” Rousey said.
“I think I’ve only told him that but that’s what I was thinking. I was meant to have him when I was at my lowest. I don’t know if I would have made it without him.”