One of the most lethal fighters ever to step in the UFC octagon, Ronda Rousey is currently taking a long-term breather from MMA (Mixed Martial Arts). She recently revealed contemplating suicide after her loss to Holly Holm in UFC 193.
As she prepares for her UFC return 'probably in November', as stated by UFC president Dana White, Rousey is also willing to keep her schedule packed. The 29-year-old is filming movies like the 'Road House' remake and 'Mile 22' with Mark Wahlberg, and also recently posed nude in the cover of a Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. She was also seen hosting NBC's Saturday Night Live a few weeks back.
Rousey has a near-packed schedule as of now as she is also rumoured to make an appearance at the WWE Wrestlemania 32.
WWE superstar Brock Lesnar, who was also a former UFC Heavyweight champion, feels it's like too many things in pipeline in a limited time. The 'Beast Incarnate,' as he is referred to in the WWE, has some straight words for Rousey, who, Lesnar feels, needs to bring her focus back to training for the UFC.
"When you're a top athlete, and even people in the movie industry, people that are great at one thing — their work ethic is there," Lesnar was quoted by Fox Sports.
"I had no idea I was going to become UFC heavyweight champion of the world, but that was a goal of mine. As I stepped into the Octagon and faced a number of different foes, I knew that I could be. You just work hard at it. If it's in your heart and your mind and you work at it and want to do it and believe in yourself, things can happen," the 38-year-old, who was with the UFC for close to three years, explained.
"She [Rousey] can do whatever she wants to do and I think she's proven that."
"I think she's got a lot on her plate. You can't be a fighter and be in 10 movies a year. She's going to have to step back and find out what Ronda wants to do moving forward," Lesnar added.
Rousey said that had it not been for her boyfriend Travis Browne, she would have killed herself after her shocking loss to Holm in the UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship bout last December. "Honestly, my thought in the medical room, I was sitting in the corner and was like, 'What am I anymore if I'm not this?'" Rousey was quoted by ESPN, as speaking on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
"Literally sitting there thinking about killing myself. In that exact second, I'm like, 'I'm nothing. What do I do anymore?"
Lesnar, who once revealed that he was forced to leave the UFC after battling with persistent diverticulitis over years, added that Rousey shouldn't back down just because she lost one fight in her career.
"One thing that I learned and she should have learned a long time ago was that you have to learn how to lose before you can actually win," Lesnar said.
"That was one thing my coach taught me at a very young age because I was a bad loser whenever I'd get beat. You've got to be able to get back on the horse and this life is very precious and very short. One fight isn't going to make or break her career," he said.
"She's just got to get back on the horse again and figure it out and she will."