Recently, Ronda Rousey revealed that following her UFC 193 knockout loss to Holly Holm she had suicidal thoughts.
Rousey has since physically recovered from the knockout loss, and now acknowledges her loss to Holm as something she believes had to happen in order for her to evolve as a fighter, she won’t be returning to the UFC until after she completes several film projects.
UFC women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate spoke to Maxim to discuss Rousey’s mental state.
MMAFighting has the transcription:
“She said she wants to have kids with Travis Browne. I don’t know where her mind is with everything. I’m not really seeing something that sticks out to me that I can identify with like, ‘Is this a comeback fighter?’ I don’t know. We’re questioning whether she’ll ever fight again. It seems to me like she’s in a weird mental state. And I feel like I’m mentally the best I’ve ever been. It’s all come together perfectly. Another thing is the camp I’ve been working with. We’re on a five fight win streak. My coaches and I have really gelled and we’re speaking the same language. I feel like I’m evolving quickly. Not only physically, but mentally and my confidence. Everything.”
While many are wondering when Rousey will return to the Octagon, after Miesha Tate defeated Holly Holm at UFC 196, Rousey texted Dana White that it’s time for her to start training again.