Ronda Rousey Likens Latest Defeat To ‘Hitting Rock Bottom’

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Ronda Rousey has been keeping a low profile since her second brutal loss in a row at UFC 207, but she has just posted a new quote on Instagram that sums up her feelings as she looks to regroup and move on with her life.

“And so rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life,” read the quote, taken from a speech writer J K Rowling gave to the Harvard Alumni Assocation in 2008.

This isn’t the first time that Rousey has attempted to convey her emotions in this manner as she did the same in the wake of her equally devastating knockout loss to Holly Holm in November of 2015.

“I was adored once too,” was the quote from William Shakespeare on that occasion, followed by Robert Green Ingersoll’s notion that, “The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing hope.”

Interestingly, the Shakespeare quote received 172,000 likes back then on Instagram, while Rousey’s latest post has already had over 290,000 likes.

Of course that’s in large part just simply due to her having gained more followers over time and Instagram also growing in popularity, but nonetheless it also indicates that despite her humilating fall from grace in the Octagon, people are still interested in her.

What still remains unclear at this stage is whether Rousey’s rebuilding process will continue to involved competing in the Octagon.

Rousey had previously indicated that she needed time out to consider her options, but given that she had indicated prior to UFC 207 that she was close to retiring, that still seems like the most likely outcome a she approaches her 30th birthday on February 1st.

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