Holly Holm on Ronda Rousey’s comments on suicidal thoughts
Holly Holm is to defend her bantamweight title at UFC 196 that is to take place March 6 against Miesha Tate. It will be her first title defense after she KO’ed Ronda Rousey and took her title.
Ronda Rousey was mentally broken after she lost to Holly Holm and she even revealed he contemplated suicide. Holly Holm made a comment on her statement.
“I want to make sure everyone knows I don’t take anything like that lightly,” said Holm, who defends her title against Miesha Tate at UFC 196 on March 5 in Las Vegas. “It’s a serious subject. I’ve never been in that position, So I’m probably the worst person to give advice for that.”
“I don’t want to sit here and say ‘I’m so sorry,'” Holm said. “You don’t want sympathy from the person who created this, because I know that’s probably frustrating. I do want to say that I really think it’s definitely a good thing to always surround yourself with the best people, people who care about you.”
“Maybe that’s something that’s coming out of her mouth that doesn’t really want to fully take in everything,” Holm said. “I know for me, any loss that I had, it is a very, very hard thing to swallow. You have to be honest with yourself. Everyone is mentally different.”
“I lost that [boxing] fight,” Holm said. “Why did I lose that fight? I lost, I didn’t perform well, I didn’t do what I was supposed to do. And for me, I needed to be honest with myself and what I was supposed to do. And for me to get better, I didn’t want to think that was just a freak deal, because then I never would have changed things.”
“For me, I got knocked out, and I got stitched up and I went to the press conference that night. I told myself, ‘I need to face this right now.’ The longer I wait to face it, I have to face it no matter what, let’s do this now.”
“I’m not saying this is how other people are supposed to be,” Holm said. “This is how my mind works. So maybe she needs to feel like that’s her mentality. Maybe she needs to feel she’s undefeated and she’s on top. For me? Whenever I had a loss, I want to say yes, I lost.”
Holly Holm is to defend her bantamweight title at UFC 196 that is to take place March 6.