In the months after Rousey’s defeat, the women’s MMA trailblazer made an appearance on The Ellen show, where she explained her feelings of total loss after losing her title belt.
“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 shit about me anymore without this,’” Rousey said during the interview, before adding there her need to have her partner Travis Browne’s babies snapped her out of it.
Strickland’s problem lies therein.
“I explained why I hate Ronda Rousey, why I find she is everything that’s wrong with the fucking world. [Her appearance on Ellen] was on the news, it was f–ng everywhere.
“I don’t know when suicide became cool but it became cool, like they made a Netflix show ‘13 Reasons.’ Everybody’s fucking depressed, everybody is suicidal – and let me fucking tell you guys, it is not fucking cool. Depression is like cancer, it’s fucking terminal. It’s like herpes, you might not have it but you always fucking have it and it’s waiting to fucking come out.”
“Suicidal thoughts, for the people who have it, it’s even fucking worse. You fixate on it. You dwell on it. You start thinking about how you’re gonna do it. You start thinking about where you’re gonna do it. You start to think about how your people are gonna take it. You really fantasize about it and it’s fucking miserable. It’s not a fleeting thought because you lost a fight. “
“And I hate Ronda Rousey because she used something so fucked up and so serious as a ‘but I overcame it’ strong moment, when it’s fucking not.”
The AllStar MMA roundup
- UFC Vegas 62: Late bloomer Victor Henry faces uphill battle in stacked UFC division
- UFC Vegas 62: Mike Jackson eyes a statement finish after ‘cheating ass’ Dean Barry sullied prior win
- UFC Vegas 62: Brandon Davis: The fighter who scrapped his way back into the UFC on one good knee
- UFC 281: Adesanya’s greater MMA experience will give him striking advantage against Pereira, says Sean Madden
- UFC Vegas 63: Chase Hooper no longer a kid among men as he climbs UFC featherweight ranks
The best of the rest
- Beneil Dariush confused by Alexander Volkanovski’s UFC 280 backup claim: ‘I was told I’m the fill in’ – MMAJunkie.com
- Henry Cejudo eyes Aljamain Sterling-T.J. Dillashaw winner then Alexander Volkanovski – MMAJunkie.com
- UFC veteran Jeff Monson on Putin’s mobilization: ‘I hope I don’t get drafted’ – BloodyElbow.com
- Aljamain Sterling already made peace that he’ll be fighting a ‘souped up’ T.J. Dillashaw at UFC 280 – MMAFighting.com
- Ben Rothwell delighted that BKFC doesn’t have heavyweight limit: ‘I get to be me’ – BloodyElbow.com
An interesting outfit for weigh-ins:
Chris Curtis the cinema critic:
Kevin Holland and Terrance McKinney is the bromance we didn’t know we needed:
Rockhold back on the pads:
Drew Dober eyes Paddy:
The oldest fighters in the UFC:
Good guy Gaethje:
The morning view
JHK catches up with Frank Hickman of Bangtao MMA:
Sean O’Malley’s final spar before UFC 280:
Anatomy of a Fighter’s prelude to UFC 280 episode two:
DC on his WWE appearance:
- Tai Tuivasa will fight Sergei Pavlovich at UFC Orlando on December 3rd (per Farah Hannoun)
- Jan Blachowicz to fight Magomed Ankalaev at UFC 282 on December 10th (per Brett Okamoto)
- Alexander Gustafsson to fight Ovince St.Preux at UFC 282 on December 10th (per MMA Junkie)
- Niko Price to fight Phil Rowe at UFC Orlando on December 3rd (per UFE Media)
- Natalia Silva to fight Tereza Bleda at UFC Vegas 65 on November 19th (per Marcel Dorf)
None to note
- Geoff Neal will fight Shavkat Rakhmonov at UFC Vegas 67 on January 14th (per Brett Okamoto)
- Paul Craig to fight Johnny Walker at UFC 283 on January 21st (per AG. Fight)
- Jailton Almeida will fight Maxim Grishin at UFC Vegas 64 on November 5th (per Laerte Viana)
- Joanderson Brito replaces M. Baghdasaryan to fight Lucas Alexander at UFC Vegas 62 on October 15th (per Nolan King)
On this day in MMA…
On the 12th of October, 2006, Nate Diaz challenged Hermes França for the WEC lightweight title WEC 24: Full Force – the first time he would compete in a championship fight.
França, a veteran with a record of 16-5, submitted the relatively green Diaz with an armbar midway through the second round.
Franca would return to the UFC for a short stint after the victory, but would ultimately be released with a record of 2-3 inside the promotion.
Diaz, who would feature on The Ultimate Fighter season 5 two months later, told fellow TUF housemate Joe Lauzon that, following the bout, his brother Nick Diaz made him drill armlock escapes relentlessly to ensure it never happened again.