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?'” an emotional Rousey said of the aftermath of her first UFC loss after 12 victories.
“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 [expletive] about me anymore without this.'”
Rousey said the sight of her boyfriend, fellow UFC fighter Travis Browne, snapped her out of it.
“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,'” she said.
“I haven’t told anybody that. I only told him that. But that’s what I was thinking. I was meant to have him when I was at my lowest, for sure. I don’t know if I would’ve made it without him.”