Ronda Rousey Is Finally Coming To Grips With Her Loss To Holly Holm

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Earlier this week Ronda Rousey made an appearance at a Reebok’s Luncheon for Inspirational Women event in Los Angeles and gave a talk on what she’s learned since suffering her first mixed martial arts defeat at the hands of Holly Holm last November.

“I honestly believe that things happen for a reason,” she said. “At the time yes it’s hard on a personal, emotional level and it’s hard to look past what’s happening to the future, but you have to believe in yourself because down the line in two, five, ten years’ time you’ll look back and think that was actually the best thing that ever happened to me.”

That’s certainly an improved outlook she’s got now that there’s been a decent amount of separation between her and the defeat. She recalled on Ellen how she felt like killing herself in the moments following the loss, and has also discussed how she went through a dark period afterward where she felt like she’d let the whole world down.

But now Ronda sounds like she’s turned the loss into a learning opportunity.

“Every single setback it’s not the end of the world, it’s just the beginning of that lesson. That had to happen for me to learn these certain things and it’s not about being completely infallible, it’s about getting better and there’s no room for improvement in perfect.”

(via Inside Halton)