Ronda Rousey Ends Silence, Says She’s Hit ‘Rock Bottom’

Bryan Brandom
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For most athletes, losing twice in a row, while never pleasant, is far from unusual.

But UFC fighter Ronda Rousey, who won 12 straight fights over more than four years to start her career, describes her two-fight losing streak as "rock bottom."

Rousey suffered a decisive defeat at the clenched fists of new women's bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes at UFC 207 on December 30, a year and a month after her first professional loss to Holly Holm at UFC 193

However, according to the quote Rousey posted on Instagram on Monday, her first real contact with the outside world since her loss, the 29-year-old will bounce back from the defeats to write seven of the most-read young-adult novels in history—or the MMA equivalent of the rags-to-riches story of Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling.


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Here's the whole quote, from Rowling's 2008 commencement speech at Harvard, detailing her journey from living off state benefits to becoming one of the most successful authors ever:

I was set free, because my greatest fear had already been realized, and I was still alive, and I still had a daughter whom I adored, and I had an old typewriter and a big idea. And so rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.

For the sake of her career, hopefully Rousey already has that "big idea."

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