In the moments following her upset loss to Holly Holm, things got far darker for Ronda Rouse than had been previously reported
. On The Ellen DeGeneres Show
, the vanquished former champ revealed that she contemplated suicide immediately after the fight, wondering, “what am I anymore if I’m not this?”
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Thankfully, Rousey thought better of it. She credited her boyfriend Travis Browne for pulling her out of the tailspin.
Suicide has struck in Rousey’s family before. Her father, Ron Rousey, took his own life nearly 20 years ago.
Watch the video above for the complete interaction between Rousey and DeGeneres.
Rousey is now training for her rematch with Holm.
Need help? Contact the Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK.