Ronda Rousey has revealed that losing to Holly Holm saved her from becoming someone who she hates. Rousey lost to Holly Holm last October in what was the biggest upset in UFC history, after over a year away, she will be returning to the octagon to face Amanda Nunes for the women’s bantamweight championship on December 30th.
Speaking to ESPN she reveals “That loss saved me from becoming what I hate. One of those people who live their lives to impress everyone else. Who put up a front for the world to admire. Who make sure every charitable act is posted and shared for their own image gain. Who posture and pose for people they care nothing about except for the opinion they have of them. I’m just getting my life back.”
She continues “I was just trying to make too many people happy but when I try and do favours and make everybody else happy, at the end of the day, they walk away happy and I’m the one who has to deal with the depression. All the pay-per-views in the world, all the money in the world, it means f*cking nothing to me because I lost.“
Speaking of money, Rousey is adamant that money is not the reason she is returning, her dream is to one day buying a plot of land in Idaho or Alaska and, in her words, “popping out babies and making snowmen” with her boyfriend Travis Browne. “If money is the motivation, then f*ck you,” she said. “All these Money people…Money [Floyd] Mayweather, Money [Conor] McGregor. I see they’re trying to do an angle or whatever. People buy it. The worship of money in our society is so deep. But just because that’s the easiest way to keep people’s attention or entertain them doesn’t mean that’s the right way.“
Rousey is ready for her return, yesterday Dana White revealed that with a win on December 30th, Rousey could be the first to challenge the winner of the February bout between Holly Holm and Germaine de Randamie to determine the first ever UFC women’s featherweight champion.
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