Will Ronda Rousey Fight Again? Former Champ Breaks Silence

Below are excerpts from an exclusive interview with Ronda Rousey for ESPN Magazine.

Story by Ramona Shelburne

Ronda Rousey cuts weight in her hotel suite before her shocking loss at UFC 193. Photo by Nick Laham
Ronda Rousey cuts weight in her hotel suite before her shocking loss at UFC 193. Photo by Nick Laham

“I always think I can lose all of them,” she says. “I’m the only one that’s scared when I walk in there. I’m always fucking scared.”

So will she fight again?

“Of course. What else am I going to fucking do?”

“I’ve turned off my phone,” she says. “I haven’t looked at it. I’ve just been having long conversations with Mochi [her 7-year-old Argentinian Mastiff].”

“I got hit in that first round. … I cut my lip open and knocked a couple of my teeth loose. I was out on my feet from the very beginning.”

“I wasn’t thinking clearly. I had that huge cut in my mouth and I just spit [the blood] out at my feet. Then they brought the bucket over and I’m like, ‘Why didn’t I spit it in the bucket?’ I never spit on the ground.”

“It was like a dumbed-down dreamy version of yourself making decisions. … I was just trying to shake myself out of it. I kept saying to myself, ‘You’re OK, keep fighting. You’re OK, keep fighting.'”

“I just feel so embarrassed. How I fought after that is such an embarrassing representation of myself. I wasn’t even fucking there.”

Full interview here.

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