To say that there was a lot of pressure on Ronda Rousey in the lead-up to her UFC 193 bout in Melbourne would be an understatement, but it appears that her defeat at the hands of rival Holly Holm affected her more strongly than anyone realised.
“Honestly, my thought in the medical room, I was sitting in the corner and was like, ‘What am I anymore if I’m not this?’ Literally sitting there thinking about killing myself. In that exact second, I’m like, ‘I’m nothing. What do I do anymore? No one gives a shit about me anymore without this.’”
“I looked up and saw my man, Travis, was standing there. I’m looking up at him and was just like, ‘I need to have his babies. I need to stay alive.’”