Ronda Rousey opened up about her UFC losses like never before during a recent public question and answer session hosted by Hollywood director Peter Berg at the Wild Card West boxing gym.
Rousey (12-2) left the sport of MMA after suffering back-to-back upset losses to Holly Holm and Amanda Nunes. The “Rowdy” one opened up about just how much the losses hurt during the recent chat.
“I did a whole lot of crying, isolating myself, (husband Travis Browne) held me and let me cry and it lasted two years,” Rousey said. “I couldn’t have done it alone. There’s a lot of things you have to remember. Every missed opportunity is a blessing in disguise.
“I had to learn from experience. From the worst things, the best things have come as a result. Time is a great teacher. It’s that belief that time passes, even bad times.”
The 31-year-old admits that she was never taught how to lose whilst growing up.
“My parents expected me to be special, so I expected to be special,” Rousey said. “I was just trying to create the job I wanted, and I wouldn’t have the audacity to do that if my mom didn’t tell me I could.
“But one thing my mother never taught me was how to lose. She never wanted me to entertain it as a possibility. She’d say: ‘Let it suck. It deserves to suck.‘”
Since leaving the sport of MMA, Rousey has become one of the biggest stars in professional wrestling history and currently performs for the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).
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