Ronda Rousey may no longer have an undefeated career, but that’s not stopping her from getting back in the ring. What keeps her motivated? See what she said in her interview with Barbara Walters!
The sports world witnessed one of the most shocking moments of the year when Ronda Rousey, 28, was taken down by Holly Holm, 34, in her first loss. Prior to her loss, she was deemed the best female athlete ever, which caught the eye of Barbara Walters and landed Ronda a spot on the prestigious 10 Most Fascinating People of 2015 list. In her interview with Barbara, Ronda discussed her loss and revealed her motivation for taking back her title!
Prior to her MMA career, Ronda went to the Olympics for judo fighting. She won a bronze medal — an amazing achievement to most, but Ronda was devastated she wasn’t the best. “Missing out on an olympic gold is what keeps me motivated to take back my belt over and over again,” she said.
Ronda’s world was turned upside down when she faced Holly Holm in UFC 193 on Nov. 14. Going into the fight as the favorite, she was quickly defeated in the second round by a head kick KO that landed her in the hospital. Although a future rematch between Ronda and Holly has been rumored, Ronda’s injuries from the fight gave the UFC no choice but to suspend her from fighting for 6 months in order to properly heal.
Once she is ready to get back to fighting, Ronda has mentioned that she’d be interested in taking Holly on once more. Ronda had something to prove before her devastating loss, so we wouldn’t be surprised to see her really come back with a vengeance!
HollywoodLifers, do you think Ronda is one of the best athletes out there, despite her loss? What did you think of her interview? Share your thoughts below!