Rousey would ‘rather not talk about’ losses to Nunes and Holm (VIDEO)
Former UFC champion Ronda Rousey discusses her losses to Amanda Nunes and Holly Holm, saying that she’d rather not talk about those but saying that the only thing that helped her get through her judo losses “was to find something else.”
“I think I’d just rather not talk about that right now,” Rousey said.
“I feel like the only thing that helped me — winning the Olympics was the only thing I cared about as a kid,” Rousey said. “I devoted my whole life to it and I tried and I tried. Winning the World Championships like my mom did and I got to the finals of the World Championships and I lost. I went to two Olympics and I lost. It’s still hard to realize that your childhood dreams are not coming true. I think the only thing that really helps was finding something else to devote myself to and to be successful at. I think I only really was able to get past the Olympics when I started doing MMA. I do believe there’s a parallel there.
“It still hurts that I didn’t win the Olympics and it sounds ridiculous to a lot of people, right?” She continued. “You were an Olympic medalist, you should be happy, but it would be hard to explain that to my 10-year-old self that was so sure she was going to win the Olympics.
“Things all happen for a reason, and I really do believe that. I really do believe that the worst things in life result in the best things that can happen, and I think that this journey into this industry is really proving that that belief is real.”