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WWE superstar Ronda Rousey commented Wednesday on the UFC losses that resulted from her departure Octagon led.
According to Martin Rogers of USA Today Rousey said about her defeats to Holly Holm and Amanda Nunes at a question and answer event by director Peter Berg at the Wild Card West Boxing Club in Santa Monica, California :
"I cried a lot, isolated myself, [my husband Travis Browne] held me and made me cry and it took me two years I could not have done that There are a lot of things that you can do Every opportunity missed is luck in misfortune.
"I had to learn from experience. Out of the worst things, the best things have come about. Time is a great teacher. It is this belief that time goes by, even bad times.
While Roussy talked about the losses, he became emotional and cried on stage.
Rousey returned just over a year later, but Nunes beat her in just 48 seconds at UFC 207.
The Olympic bronze medal judoka has not participated in the MMA since then, and she has largely avoided talking about the losses.
Rousey admitted on Wednesday that she did not know how to deal with failure:
"My parents I expected that I would be special, so I expected to be something special. I was just trying to do the work I wanted, and I would not have the boldness to do that if my mother did not tell me.
"But one thing my mother never taught I wanted me to lose it She never wanted me to consider it as a possibility She would say" Let it suck. It deserves to suck. "
Though Rousey's UFC career ended with a low note (assuming she never returns to the Octagon, she is on a different footing in her own right.)
Rousey is a longtime professional wrestling fan, and she officially joined the WWE in January.
She made her in-ring debut as a competitor at WrestleMania 34 in New Orleans this month and showed an impressive show as she and Kurt Angle Triple H and Stephanie McMahon defeated.