Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey was so distraught over her knockout loss to Holly Holm, which took place at the UFC 193 pay-per-view (PPV) event back in November, the Olympian briefly contemplated killing herself.
Then she took a few minutes to regain her composure and realized that everything happens for a reason.
Whether that reason is to have babies with this guy, come back and win the 135-pound title from newly-crowned champion Miesha Tate later this year, or just become an all-around better person remains to be seen, but "Rowdy" told Inside Halton during her Reebok luncheon that she learned a very valuable lesson.
"When it comes to challenges, I honestly believe that things happen for a reason. 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. 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."
Rousey's loss to Holm marked the first of her professional mixed martial arts (MMA) career.
In the weeks and months that followed, "Rowdy" started working her way back into the limelight, landing various modeling gigs and appearing on popular late-night television shows. In addition, her movie schedule will keep her busy straight through the summer (or perhaps later).
It will be interesting to see the capabilities of this new-and-improved Rousey once she gets back inside the cage.