Den före detta bantamviktsmästarinnan Ronda Rousey gick tidigare ut med att hon hade dödstankar efter förlusten mot Holly Holm, under UFC 193 i slutet av förra året. Rousey intervjuades i programmet ”Ellen DeGeneres Show” när hon brast ut i gråt och berättade hur hon kände direkt efter matchen.
”TMZ” lyckades få tag i Rousey och frågade då henne varför hon valde att vara så öppen om ämnet.
Det här berättade Rousey:
There’s a history of suicide in my family. My dad and his father both took their lives and I think that suicide is the no. 1 killer of young teens as well. I do a lot of work with Didi Hirsch, which is a free mental health clinic here in LA. And the last even I went to for them, their whole thing was erasing the stigma… Of taking the stigma away from everything like suicide and making it actually acceptable for people to talk about it and look for help and to not feel like ashamed of themselves for it. I think that should be encouraged.
It’s not about damning people and I feel like there’s been an overly negative light on that. It’s something real people are going through, not something like a weakness that we should condemn.
Rousey berättar också att hon inte var beredd på uppmärksamheten som hennes uttalande drog till sig:
I’ve never shied away from talking about suicide or anything like that. I mean, it’s really heavily affected our family and anything that I could do to make sure that it affects as few people as possible, I’d be happy to do that. I don’t see why it’s looked at as a bad thing. I only saw how big of a deal it was afterward, I was just being honest. I didn’t know Ellen was going to ask that and I just gave her an honest answer. Now, in hindsight, I’m realizing it’s a lot more abnormal than I thought.
Holm kommer härnäst att försvara bantamviktsbältet mot Miesha Tate under UFC 196. Rousey hoppas dock att Tate förlorar så hon själv blir den som får ta bältet från Holm.