Former women’s UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has not competed inside the octagon since going on a two fight losing streak back in 2016. Since then, the former title holder has found other ways to spend her time.
Most recently, Rousey made her big WWE pay-per-view debut at WrestleMania 34. Following the trailblazing mixed martial artist’s recent WWE performance, Ronda Rousey has come forward to reveal that she is happy that she suffered a two fight losing streak inside the octagon.
Speaking to ESPN, Ronda Rousey offered her thoughts on being finished by Amanda Nunes and Holly Holm at the end of her run inside the octagon.
“It was me versus the world in an individual sport. I thought I would never say this, but I’m so happy I lost those fights [to Holly Holm and Amanda Nunes] because it led me here. This is so worth it.
“Everything really does happen for a reason. I’m just so grateful. I thought I never would be [grateful] for [the losses], but time is a great teacher. I’m just really, really glad I gave it time instead of giving up and feeling it was the end of the world. There’s so many people who encounter tragedies who feel like the world and time won’t heal it. But all I can say to those people is: Just give it time, even if you think time can’t heal it. You never know what will happen and where it will lead you. Every missed opportunity is a blessing in disguise. I really believe it now.”