The loss was understandably tough for Rousey, who refrained from appearing in public for quite some time until the Marine Corps Ball, and then her SNL hosting gig. In addition, Rousey shot for the 2016 Sports Illustrated Body Issue, which she will grace the cover of.
In the wake of Rousey revealing her suicidal thoughts post-UFC 193 Holly Holm gave her thoughts on what Rousey had to say.
The champ spoke to Sherdog:
“There’s a lot of things around that. When I heard that she said that, for me it’s one of those things it’s like, ‘How do I respond to that?’ I don’t want to say I’m sorry because I think on a competitive level for me, if somebody was to say they’re sorry after [beating me], it’s like, ‘No, I’m a competitor.’ I’m not a charity case.”
“I feel like that’s something the best thing is for me not to say anything at all. I don’t want to say that I’m glad that she felt that way and I don’t want to say, ‘Oh I’m so sorry.’ It’s something I think that you have to dig through on your own. In the long run, she’ll be stronger mentally from it.”