Ronda Rousey Tearfully Recalls 'Thinking About Killing Myself' After Losing Holm Fight

  • by: Alan Duke

Ronda Rousey confides to Ellen Degeneres that she considering suicide in the hours after losing her UFC fight with Holly Holm in November. The tearful interview airs Tuesday, February 16, on The Ellen Show.

Roused tells Ellen that her lowest moment was in the medical room after the fight: "I was in a corner and I was like 'What am I anymore if I'm not this?' And I was literally sitting there and like thinking about killing myself in that exact second. I'm like, 'I'm nothing.' I'm like 'What do I do anymore?' And no one gives a shit about me anymore without this. To be honest, I looked up and I saw my man, Travis, was standing there, and I looked up at him and I was like, 'I need to have his babies. I need to stay alive."

Rousey's partner is UFC fighter Travis Browne.

Roused also recounts that she doesn't remember a lot of what happened in the fight ring after Holm got in some powerful hits on her. "I wasn't even there anymore," she said.


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Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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