Unless you've been living in a cave, you know that Ronda Rousey lost her fight against Holly Holm in November. (If you HAVE been living in a cave, my apologies, I meant no disrespect and welcome you to the new world.)
On Tuesday, Rousey sat down with Ellen Degeneres to chat about the fight and during that interview, she admitted that she doesn't remember much:
"I got clipped in the first exchange so I was knocked out on my feet like the first time I got hit. It’s hard to really know what’s going on. In that first hit I cut up my whole mouth and I knocked my teeth loose. Guys fight for five five-minute rounds, they are teeing off each other faces the whole time and nothing like that happens. It’s just destiny, it had to go down that way.
"It was weird. I had no perception of… I felt like almost I couldn’t see. Like, I could see but I couldn’t tell how far my hand was from my face or how far was she from me. When you sit and you’re not moving, you’re still aware of where your body is. That’s like a part of your brain telling you where you are in space. It was like that kind of turned off. I was swinging blindly. I knew she was out there, but, like, I really don’t remember most of it."
Ronda, obviously recovered and hopes that Holly Holm beats Miesha Tate on March 5 so that "Rowdy" can be the one that takes down the new champ. Unfortunately, that kind of positivity wasn't the first thing that came to mind:
"Honestly, my thought, I was like, in the medical room and I was like down in the corner, I was in the corner and I was like ‘what am I any more if I’m not this? I was literally sitting there and thinking about killing myself and that exact second I’m like ‘I’m nothing, what do I do anymore and no one gives a sh*t about me anymore without this.’"
It was having her boyfriend, Travis Browne, close to her that got her through the ordeal.
"And to be honest I looked up and I saw my man Travis was standing up there and I looked up at him and I was like, I need to have his babies. I need to stay alive. Really that was it.’ I haven’t told anybody that. I only told him."
I think I speak for everyone when I say: We're all happy that the former UFC champion came to that realization.