Lesner: Rousey needs to learn how to lose

Ronda Rousey (Getty Images)
Ronda Rousey (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar has been a long time fan of Ronda Rousey and on Tuesday he spoke to ESPN about the comments Rousey made regarding suicidal thoughts post UFC 193 and her upset loss to Holly Holm.

Lesnar, who himself was a huge MMA draw during his stint with the UFC, has always been active at the top of his professions. He won a NCAA heavyweight wrestling title, is currently one of the biggest superstars in professional wrestling and even played in the NFL according to Nick Strickland from MMALatest.com.

It is, therefore, fair to say that Lesnar knows a thing or two about winning and, maybe more importantly, about losing.

"I’m a big fan of Ronda’s and have been since the beginning. I think one thing that I learned, and that she should have learned a long time ago, is that you have to learn how to lose before you can actually win. That was one thing that my coach taught me at a very young age because I was a bad loser. You’ve got to be able to get back on the horse," said Lesner.

"This life is very precious and very short and one fight isn’t going to make or break her career. She’s just got to get back in the horse again and figure it out and she will."

Lesnar went on to talk about how he would like to see Rousey reprioritize and figure out what she wants to really do, be it fighting, acting or even venturing into professional wrestling herself.

"She can do whatever she wants to do. She’s proven that, but 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," he added.

Rousey (12-1) is aiming to be back inside the Octagon later this year, where she is expected to face the winner of UFC 196’s co-main event between Holly Holm and Miesha Tate. She has already made it known that she wants Holm to beat Tate so that she can seek her revenge later in the year.

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