Ronda Rousey may have been cut down by many of the critics and rivals, but she has one person definitely by her side: her boyfriend, Travis Browne. Not only does he believe that she will return to MMA and UFC after her nine-month hiatus, but he also thinks that she will come back better, stronger, and fiercer than ever.
“Browne, who will do battle with Fabricio Werdum at UFC 203, has quashed retirement talk by claiming the ‘Rowdy’ one is in a good place,” reports the Daily Star.
He even went as far as to comment that she is now at her best.
“I feel bad for whoever’s next,” he stated proudly.
After getting over her loss to Holly Holm, Ronda Rousey has started to become more public, releasing a new Reebok commercial and showing the world her support for Olympians, judokas, and boxers.
By celebrating the success of other athletes, the 29-year-old West Coast native is showing the world that she is ready to invite success back into her life.
She is also getting ready to release a documentary that addresses the human instinct to fight.
“It’s a human instinct to fight,” she said in a teaser from The Hurt Business, an MMA documentary that will be released on September 29.
“If you try to suppress [violence] entirely, and put everyone in a bubble-wrapped society, that’s when people start going nuts and shooting movie theaters,” she said, according to the Washington Post. “If any of those people that had all of that aggression built up in them had some sort of outlet, I think that we’d have a lot more societal health because of it.”
With her impending comeback after her loss to Holly Holm, Ronda Rousey has been crediting her boyfriend Travis Browne for being there for her through the dark times. In fact, she has even admitted that the reason she did not give into suicidal thoughts after her defeat was due to the fact that she started imagining their future together.
This started when Ronda Rousey said in an interview with Ellen DeGeneres that the only reason why she did not give into her suicidal thoughts is because she wanted to have a baby with her boyfriend, Travis Browne.
“To be honest, I looked up and saw that my man Travis was standing there, and I looked up at him and was just like, ‘I need to have his babies. I need to stay alive,’ she said. “I was thinking I was meant to have him when I was at my lowest. I wouldn’t have made it without him.”
With the kind of support coming from Travis, Ronda may be gearing up for the title fight against the belt holder Amanda Nunes.
“I’ve been training jiu-jitsu since I started,” Amanda Nunes said after her big win against Miesha Tate. “Jiu-jitsu and judo both together. I know how to block very well judo throws, I know how to use my hips very well. I know if Ronda Rousey is coming back, I’m going to keep the championship.”
“I’m going to beat Ronda Rousey and then wait for the next. I’m going to wait for her to prove to everybody one more time I deserve to be here.”
But before she jumps into the cage against anyone, she still has to heal herself against the loss she experienced against Holly Holm. Not just mentally, but also physically.
“She had knee surgery one week ago,” reports the Daily Mail. “And Ronda Rousey was indulging in some retail therapy as she was spotted in Santa Monica, California, this Wednesday. The 29-year-old mixed martial artist looked remarkably relaxed and happy as she checked out some clothing stores.”
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