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Monday, former UFC Bantamweight Champ Ronda Rousey made her first appearance on a talk show since losing her championship belt to Holly Holm in November of last year. Ronda was a guest on the Ellen DeGeneres show.
I knew Ronda would take her loss to Holm hard. She had been undefeated up until the Holm fight and had been built-up as one of the "greatest fighters ever" in the minds of many. No one gave Holly Holm the credit she deserved leading up to the fight (including myself - even though I placed my first-ever sports bet on Holm and won a modest amount on an even more modest amount bet). So, when Holm dominated Rousey
throughout the first round and knocked her out about a minute into the 2nd round, the world was shocked. But, from the sounds of it, Ronda was shocked most. She told Ellen DeGeneres that, for a brief second, she contemplated suicide while on the floor in the corner of an emergency room following the fight. This is shocking to hear Ronda say because her father committed suicide when she was 8 years old. He'd been hurt in an accident and suffered from chronic pain for several years following his injury.
Anyway, after Ronda's admission about the suicidal thoughts, she then made a gross statement about wanting to procreate with her boyfriend UFC fighter Travis Browne and Ellen turned to jelly and began professing her love for Ronda and all the "good" Ronda just did for the world by talking about her suicidal thoughts....or something like that. Watch.
FOX Sports UFC commentator Ariel Helwani on Ronda's "suicidal" comments made on Ellen's show:
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