Ronda Rousey hints that she's close to quitting the UFC

Her shock defeat against Holly Holm has seen Rousey take a step back to evaluate her situation.

BY Adrian Collins 17:00 Wednesday 9 December 2015, 17:00 9 Dec 2015

Holly Holm punches Ronda Rousey during their UFC 193 title fight. Image: ndy Brownbill / AP/Press Association Images

After a shock defeat to Holly Holm, Ronda Rousey has spent some time contemplating her future. 

Having been so dominant in her division up until that fight, Holm's devastating knockout of Rousey shocked not only the UFC, but also Rousey. 

In an interview with ESPN Magazine, Rousey revealed that she has found the defeat difficult to take, and spent the days immediately afterwards in a secluded cabin where she ate a lot of fast food and junk, which in turn made her feel worse: "First I was so sick I couldn't eat anything. Then I just slept and pooped in the woods. I used a whole roll of toilet paper in one day. Physically, my body was refusing its own failures. It was, like, sick of itself. Expelling itself. Like all the skin came off my face. My whole body flushed it out". 

She added that "I just feel so embarrassed. How I fought after that is such an embarrassing representation of myself. I wasn't even f**king there". 

However, perhaps the biggest bombshell of the interview is that, while she's sure she'll be taking the rematch, her entire career might well hinge on that fight. 

"I guess it's all going to be determined by what happens in the rematch. Everything is going to be determined by that. Either I'll win and keep going or I won't and I'll be done with everything".

It's clear that Rousey has found defeat hard to cope with, and she now clearly faces the biggest decision of her career to date. Legacy comes into it, but Rousey looks to be on the verge of making a very big decision that could impact both her and the UFC in a massive way. 

Via ESPN Magazine

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