It is shocking to the sports world how far Ronda Rousey has fallen in a matter of one year. After being the face of the UFC, she has taken two loses, one from Holy Holm and the other from Amanda Nunes. With Rousey beginning her career with an invincible 12-0 start, she was looked at with praise and awe from her stunning performances.
After suffering her first lost, she proved to be a mortal human as oppose to the deity her fans saw her as. Ronda Rousey has claimed to contemplate suicide after suffering her first lost versus Holm. In her interview on the Ellen Show, Rousey states “Honestly, my thought in the medical room, I was sitting in the corner and was like, ‘What am I anymore if I’m not this?'” Rousey said. “Literally sitting there thinking about killing myself. In that exact second, I’m like, ‘I’m nothing. What do I do anymore? No one gives a s— about me anymore without this.” After this lost, Rousey went missing in action for 13 months until December 30, 2016 where she faced Amanda Nunes for the title. UFC analysts described this return for Ronda Rousey as very critical to her career. If she wins, Rousey regains the title and can be considered the best fighter in the bantamweight division. If she loses, she takes two straight loses as her career is in jeopardy. Unfortunately, in the first 48 seconds of the first round, Rousey was dominated. Tunes threw for 47 punches in 48 seconds for a TKO victory.
What does Ronda Rousey do next? Does she retire? Absolutely not. Regardless of the two loses she has taken in her career, she still has proven to be a dominating fighter. The only aspect of her fighting arsenal that is questionable is her level of confidence. After suffering such a major drop in the eyes of her fans and the UFC, she questions if fighting is what she wants to continue to do.