As expected, Holly Holm was expected to weigh in on Ronda Rousey’s recent TV appearance in which she detailed her struggles coping with her devastating loss in UFC 193.
The former champ had not spoken much about her defeat in public until last week, when she appeared as a guest on the Ellen DeGeneres Show. After talking about her Swimsuit Illustrated cover, DeGeneres asked Rousey about the thoughts that were running through her mind immediately after getting knocked out by Holly Holm.
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The 29-year-old judoka voice cracked and broke down in tears as she detailed feelings of dejection while she was at the hospital after the fight.
She also revealed thoughts of suicide following her defeat because she felt like she was “nothing.”
“I was, like, what am I anymore if I’m not this? And I was literally sitting there and, like, thinking about killing myself in that exact second and, like, I’m nothing,” said Rousey to DeGeneres.
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Naturally, people wanted to hear what Holly Holm had to say about Rousey’s emotional confession. During a media event held on Monday in Los Angeles, the 34-year-old champ carefully chose her words as she addressed the issue.
"I don't ever take anything like that lightly," said Holm about Rousey’s suicidal comments. "It's a serious subject. I've never been in that position, so I'm probably the worst person to give advice for that."
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At the same time, Holm also avoided coming off as being condescending or patronizing, which would have probably
Holly Holm Addresses Ronda Rousey's Recent "Suicide" Comments
“I definitely don't want to sit here and say, 'Oh, I'm so sorry,' because I know for me, I (have) a competitive mind, and I'm confident that Ronda is the same, that you don't really want sympathy from the one that created this,” added Holm, who is due to fight Miesha Tate UFC 196 on March 5 at Las Vegas, Nevada.